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Old 07-08-07, 01:10 PM
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OC3D Review: XFX 8400 GS 256mb

DX10 gaming on a budget? Looking for a cheap card for your PC?

Take a look at this then

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Old 07-08-07, 01:46 PM
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Have tbh Kemp, u`ve been pretty fair with that summation of the card considering that u`ve obviously be cranking out on rigs with 8800+++.

The card and packaging are as I expected. I`ve got 3 cards in this range previously (meaning below the x600), the 7300, 6500, 6200 (one of those may be wrong number) from XFX and they`ve pretty much been packaged as u`ve described. Box about the size of the card, low profile and the only difference being a passive old-skool looking sink. (which they seem to be implying the 8400 will have in the future)

I know this is around £30, but as time goes by it`ll push £20 as close as it can - especially around the dawn of the 98xx arrivals. There after u`ll catch them for less than £20. (I bought some of the above for £15-£18 pfft)

This card is what it is, as were the previous ones, I think we should appreciate that. It`ll work in a working desktop very well, a workhorse server type pc that u just basically want a display, and has the benefits of crossing to u`r htpc with some added kick.

£20-£30 - and knowing what u`r buying it for, they fill the gap for me. I am a little supprized it doesn`t play C&C a bit better, usually tho with this range of card u can get away with shutting everything down to minimum u can get away with it - but u have to appreciate that that is what u are doing.

Fits in the market well for me.
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Old 07-08-07, 01:49 PM
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Aye indeed. I think the card fits well in it's niche and really is great vfm

It's hard to look at a card like this when you're playing around with uber high end stuff all day but I think I gave it a fair shout and it performed well for it.

Hope y'all think it's a fair review
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Old 07-08-07, 01:53 PM
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What more do you need for a non-gaming HTPC?

Good job as ever.
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Old 07-08-07, 02:55 PM
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Great job as ever Kemp

Our of interest, how many views does the average review get?
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Old 07-08-07, 03:15 PM
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Very nice read Kemp!

Looks like a solid card for the average user.
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Old 07-08-07, 09:05 PM
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I also enjoyed ur review Kempez..It is especially helpful because there is a large group around me that will never be able to go with the 8800 series.

Its nice to know you dont have to spend a lot to get a GPU.
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Old 07-08-07, 09:16 PM
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That's one fantastic value gfx card. I agree about the HSF, my first impression was "why not use a big Alu passive heatsink?".
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Old 18-11-07, 09:35 PM
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Hello, i got a guestion about memory clock wich shall be a 800mhz in stock but in the ntune and RivaTuner it shows 400 someone know what might be wrong or i just dont know something
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Old 18-11-07, 09:42 PM
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DDR is double data rate, which means your normal memory clock is doubled. So 400mhz = 800mhz DDR, this is where it gets it from, that applies whether its ddr, ddr2, gddr3, w/e.
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