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9400GT vs. 8500GT


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  1. 9400 GT (3 votes [50.00%])

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#1 Damjan

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:02 PM

They sure are a better replacement than a 7600(im replacing my brother's gfx card)




So, i wanna know which one is better.




Nvidia label their cards so the higher the 2nd number(e.g in *8**), the better the card.




But a 9*** is a 9, so it's a tough call between these two.




So, which one?


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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:55 PM

An 8500GT 1GB or 512MB can be excellent with a level of a top-gun one overclocked to the max even with a stock fan. Runs IV flawlessly. Though I heard very bad critiques about the 94xx Series... I don't really know now but I'm okay with a super-overclocked 8500GT 512MB :P. And no dont go say OMG THE 8500GT SUX DONT BUY IT.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:11 PM

Yeah, but we only have 128 bit 8500's here :S

Do you have one too?

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:56 PM

I think mine is 256-bit, not sure. I'll check Everest.

EDIT: It's 128-bit. But it runs pretty well GTAIV, SA etc. It can even run FUEL at max settings with a huge overclock like mine! :P

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 12:22 AM

Hmm, I guess a 1GB variant of the 8500 might do, too. Does it run IV on max textures?

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:16 AM

If you're using it for gaming I wouldnt go for either. But if your budget is limited I guess, I would go for the 9400.

Also I found this site pretty handy.

On that, the 9400 is ranked 70, and the 8500 is ranked 103. But the 9400GT is a 512MB version and the 8500 a 256MB version, which may skew the results slightly for example how SV has a overclocked 512MB 8500GT. Of course overclocking will change these, but I'd go for the 9400GT.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

My 8500GT is originally 512MB... The VRAM hasn't been changed, only core and memory clocks. It's an ASUS nVIDIA EN8500GT.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 01:40 PM

The 9400 is a Inno3D, and the 8500 GT is an Asus.

I'm not that sure about Inno3D, but Asus doesn't impress me either.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:24 PM

dw about brands lol. end of the day its the same card. lol everyone hating on ASUS, they are good...this laptop is ASUS and ive had like 2 issues. One being the burner was never able to burn audio CD and lately hasnt been able to burn anything and the other just a minor thing, if u unplug the headphones or whatever the speakers pop.

What MB's is each card? I think i'd still go 9400. Also, what's the price of the two lol. If 8500 is 20+ % cheaper I guess i'd go for that.

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id like to see how you change the VRAM ? XD

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:28 PM

@SV

id like to see how you change the VRAM ? XD

For the love of God, I didn't change it. My version is 512MB with support for TurboCache!

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:38 PM


@SV

id like to see how you change the VRAM ? XD

For the love of God, I didn't change it. My version is 512MB with support for TurboCache!

Yeah i know dude. Just you said

The VRAM hasn't been changed, only core and memory clocks

.my 7300 GO has turbocache. If i turn that off it fails hard lol, I looked on the NVIDIA site and its not saying. But in the video properties it says its 512MB. I think its 128MB + 384MB TC.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:51 PM

Lol, mine is 1792MB total but GTAIV and Windows only recognize 512MB.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:02 PM

Lol, mine is 1792MB total but GTAIV and Windows only recognize 512MB.


So whats the point of 1792MB if windows only finds 512 ?

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:25 PM


Lol, mine is 1792MB total but GTAIV and Windows only recognize 512MB.


So whats the point of 1792MB if windows only finds 512 ?


lol.

Anyway, I'd probably say 8500GT. NVIDIA never did a whole lot to distinguish the 9*** and 8*** series. The 9800 is pretty much the same as the 8800.
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Posted 03 October 2009 - 04:11 PM


Lol, mine is 1792MB total but GTAIV and Windows only recognize 512MB.


So whats the point of 1792MB if windows only finds 512 ?

I also think turbocache is off :/

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:43 PM

Anyway, I'd probably say 8500GT. NVIDIA never did a whole lot to distinguish the 9*** and 8*** series. The 9800 is pretty much the same as the 8800.


dude that is a bad example because the 9800 WAS exactly the same as 8800 except for tri-sli capability. since he is talking about 9400 and 8500. But I agree with what you're saying sort of (about not a whole big difference). I'd go for the 9400 purely because its the newer card, better support, drivers etc. think of it this way, would you buy a 7600 or a 8600 ? Sure those two are seperate cards but, since they are both reasonably low-end as it is.




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