Q: What are you announcing today?
A: Today we are extending the retail line-up of our award-winning GeForce® 8 Series by offering the NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400 GS to consumers. NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS graphics processors offer the features of the GeForce 8 Series architecture for an incredible value. Superb for driving the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ experience, the GeForce 8400 GS runs Windows Vista features quickly and seamlessly, allowing you to play the latest Microsoft® Direct X® 9 and DirectX 10 games, and enjoy an outstanding HD DVD/Blu-ray movie experience. The new NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS delivers full DX10 support, stunning Vista graphics, and high-definition video playback for around $50-$55.
Q: Who are GeForce 8400 GS graphics cards for?
A: GeForce 8400 GS graphics cards are ideal for cost-conscious users who don’t want to sacrifice features. NVIDIA GeForce 8400 graphics processors are great for watching HD DVD and Blu-ray movies on a PC, accelerating the Microsoft Windows Vista experience, and playing Microsoft DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 games.
Q: What are the key specifications of the GeForce 8400 GS GPUs?
Q: What are the key features of the GeForce 8400 GS?
- NVIDIA unified architecture with GigaThread™ technology
- Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
- True 128-bit floating point high-dynamic-range (HDR) lighting
- NVIDIA Quantum Effects™ physics processing technology
- One single-link DVI output, supporting one 1920x1200 resolution display
- GeForce 8500 GT $89-$129
- NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology
- HDCP Capable
- PCI Express® support
- OpenGL® 2.1 support
- NVIDIA® ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
- Built for Microsoft Windows Vista
Q: How much do the new GeForce 8400 GS GPUs cost?
A: You will find GeForce 8400 GS graphics cards selling for between $50 and $55.
Q: Is this a hard launch with immediate availability?
A: Yes, GeForce 8400 GS graphics cards are on their way to retailers and worldwide availability is imminent. They have been shipping in computer systems from leading PC manufacturers since April.
Q: Do these new GPUs support DirectX 10?
A: Yes. The GeForce 8 Series GPUs are the first shipping DirectX 10 GPUs and are also Microsoft’s reference GPUs for DirectX 10 API development and certification.
Q: What do these cards offer for HD video?
A: GeForce 8400 GS GPUs feature PureVideo HD under Windows Vista with a revolutionary video processing engine. The new video engine provides unsurpassed Blu-ray and HD DVD quality while delivering the industry’s lowest CPU utilization and power efficiency. PureVideo HD support for Windows XP is expected in late June 2007.
Q: Does the GeForce 8400 GS support SLI technology?
Q: What kind of memory do the GeForce 8400 GS-based graphics cards use?
A: DDR2 memory.
Q: What kind of cooling solution does the GeForce 8400 GS GPU use?
A: GeForce 8400 GS uses a single slot fan sink.
Q: What are the power requirements for the GeForce 8400 GS GPU?
A: GeForce 8400 GS cards have a maximum power draw of 71 watts.
Q: How many slots do these boards take up?
A: The GeForce 8400 GS graphics cards occupy one slot.