geforce 9400 gt

Intel / Intel core2 duo 949 gz
November 7, 2009 at 05:12:20
Specs: Windows xp sp2, intel core 2 duo E4400/ 3GBram
well i just bought the geforce 9400 gt 1gb ddr2
128-bit why does it say the memory clock is 333mhz(666mhz data rate)

See More: geforce 9400 gt

Report •

November 7, 2009 at 06:17:39
Pretty weak card. You could have down a LOT better in the same price range.

"why does it say the memory clock is 333mhz(666mhz data rate)"

What do you mean, "why"? Because that's what it is. You obviously didn't pay attention to the specs when you were shopping for a card. Most 9400GTs run the memory at 400MHz (800MHz DDR), some run it at 500MHz (1000MHz DRR).

You bought a low end model of an already low end card. Just be happy you didn't get an extremely low end model that runs the memory at 266MHz (533MHz DDR).

Report •

November 7, 2009 at 06:37:27
my card is not the zotac card its the inno3d nvidia geforce 9400 gt
and it runs resident evil 5 on high setiings and resolution of 1280*720 and high visual settings
plus i get 25-35 fps
if it is 333mhz why does it say it is 667 mhz here:
plz tell me if it is 333mhz or 667mhz

Report •

November 7, 2009 at 07:26:16
"my card is not the zotac card its the inno3d nvidia geforce 9400 gt"

I posted that link to show you that there are 9400GT's that are even worse than yours. The Zotac runs the memory at 266MHz (533MHz DDR) so your card is at least a minor step up from that.

"plz tell me if it is 333mhz or 667mhz"

They're the same thing! The frequency setting is 333MHz, but the double data rate (DDR) is 333MHz x 2 (667MHz). Your card's memory runs at 333MHz.

"how can a 333mhz memory clock run extreme games like crysis warhead and others on good settings no lags"

It can't...that was my point. Why you got an 9400GT in the 1st place is beyond me. It's not a good gaming card. A minute or two of googling or searching these forums would have told you - stay away, stay far away from the 9400GT for gaming. You post in these forums often enough, why didn't you ask before you laid your money down? But since you're stuck with it, I suggest you stick to playing older games & keep the game settings on low.

These charts will give you an idea of the "raw power" of the 9400GT:

Call of Duty 4

Race Driver Grid

Unreal Tournament 3


Report •

Related Solutions

November 7, 2009 at 07:49:42
yh i guess and sry for makin u angry man it was my fault
but im gonna stick to it for now

Report •

November 7, 2009 at 10:49:28
and by the way can anybody tell me what does the shader clock do?

Report •

November 7, 2009 at 15:13:04

Report •

November 8, 2009 at 02:48:31
yh thx man i got it

Report •

November 8, 2009 at 08:38:04
and just one thing if the 9400 gt is 333mhz why do they say on that the core is 550 and the memory is 667? then if its so weak then my old card can take it my old one was 400 mhz but this one performs way better it even outperforms the hd 4350 that i tried before putting this card
so i don know
check this link
check it and tell me if im wrong cz im runnin crysis on 1024*768 and medium quality so if im wrong tell me

Report •

November 8, 2009 at 11:36:39
core 550(gpu clock=550mhz) memory clock 667 ddr=double data rate,if u take 667/2=333 your card memory run at 333mhz

Report •

November 8, 2009 at 13:16:02
jam pointed out that manufacturers don't closely adhere to nvidia reference clocks. That might save you 5 bucks but you get crappier performance in the trade off; the card manufacturer gets to line his pockets because he used cheaper components.

The numbering system sucks too! Think a 9400GT is a better card than a 8800GT? Nope; not even close!

The 9400GT and HD4350 are the same class of video card and performance should be similar between the two. They both perform about the same as high end cards did 4 or 5 years ago.


Report •

November 9, 2009 at 08:33:48
there is smthn i don get how does it let me play resident evil 5 and nfs shift and stalker call of prypyat and operation flahpoint on resolution 1024*768 and high quality 2times AA
on fps an all these 4 games betwn 25-35
if its 333mhz then how ?

Report •

November 9, 2009 at 11:52:35
Have you looked at the system requirements for those games? They're lightweight, plus 1024*768 certainly isn't a high gaming resolution. If you want your card to really appear good, try it at 800* But if you really wanna know how good it is, try playing a real game like Crysis. In fact, try playing ANY of the games I listed in response 3...I guarantee you won't be singing the praises of your 9400GT anymore.

"if its 333mhz then how ?"

You're putting WAY too much emphasis on the memory & you're overlooking the other specs. What about stream processors? You card has just 16. For reasonable gaming with an nVidia based card, I would recommend nothing less than a 9600GSO or 9600GT. The 9600GSO has 96 stream processors, the 9600GT has 64 stream processers. But since the core clocks are different & the GSO uses 128-bit memory while the GT uses 256-bit memory, the GSO is the slower card. And they use fast GDDR3 memory (the G is for "graphics") not slow DDR2 memory like your 9400GT.

You obviously based your card choice on price & didn't pay attention to the specs until after the fact. The GSO sells for about $60, the GT sells for about $70. And in the same price range, there's the Radeon HD4670 which also sells for about $60. Anyone of them would mop the floor with your 9400GT. How much did you pay for your card?

And why is the memory rating system so difficult to understand? Memory can be referred to one of 3 bandwidth, by frequency or by DDR rating. The frequency is the true speed...the DDR rating is theoretical & is based on double data rate technology. Bandwidth is also theoretical because it's based on DDR. Bandwidth = DDR speed x 8.

For example:

PC3200 = 3200MB/sec (bandwidth). It runs at 200MHz frequency but it's DDR rating is 400MHz. That's why it's aka as DDR400.

Here's another example:

PC2-6400 = 6400MB/sec (bandwidth). It runs at 400MHz frequency but it's DDR rating is 800MHz. That's why it's aka as DDR2-800.

Your cheap video card uses DDR2-667 which runs at 333MHz frequency. If it makes you feel better to call it 667MHz, go right doesn't change the fact that it only runs at 333MHz.

If you don't understand that, what do you think when you see an Intel CPU such as your E4400 listed as running at 800MHz FSB? Do you think that's the actual speed? Intel CPUs use quad data rate technology so you have to divide the theoretical/bogus QDR rating by 4 to get the true speed. An 800MHz FSB CPU actually runs at just 200MHz frequency. It's all about've gotta learn to see thru it.

Report •

November 10, 2009 at 08:43:36
Dude u convinced me again and btw i changed my cpu to an E8900 and well can u give me an advice on a graphics card that is like below hundred bucks for gaming ?

Report •

November 10, 2009 at 09:24:40
"i changed my cpu to an E8900"

What's an E8900? There's no need to change the CPU, the E4400 will easily overclock to over 3.0GHz without breaking a sweat, IF you have the right board & RAM.

"can u give me an advice on a graphics card"

I already mentioned three: Geforce 9600GSO, Radeon HD4670, Geforce 9600GT. They all sell for under $75. Of the three, the 9600GT is the best. However, if you have a weak power supply, the HD4670 is the one to get. Make sure you check the specs...different manufacturer's run the memory at different speeds. If you can order from newegg, you can't go wrong with this ASUS HD4670 for just $38 after rebate:

There are some complaints about the cooling fan so if you do buy that card, make sure to go to the ASUS site & register it right away. That way if there's any problems in the future, your azz is covered.

But if you want to spend more AND you have a decent power supply, check the link at the bottom of my last response.

Report •

November 11, 2009 at 09:02:36
i mean when i said i changed it i just thought that i will change it but then i need the money for a new vid card and yh i kinda forgot abt the E8900 thats stupid i meant the E 8600 i typed the nine by mistake

Report •

November 11, 2009 at 12:41:07
The E8600 is $270. Why would you spend that kind of money on a CPU when the E4400 will run almost as fast, IF you learn how to overclock it??

Make sure you know where I'm coming from about the power supply. The Radeon HD 4670 is a low power card & it does NOT require the 6-pin PCIe connection from the power supply. It is the ideal video card for OEM systems (Dell, Gateway, HP/Compaq, etc) which generally use low wattage/low amperage power supplies. But if you have a decent quality power supply of at least 400W with plenty of amperage on the +12v rail AND it has the required 6-pin PCIe plug, you'll be OK.

If you don't know your PSU specs, open the case & get the info off the label. It will look something like this:

It's a little hard to read, but it's a 350W unit with the following amperage specs:

+3.3v --- 18A
+5v ----- 25A
+12v ---- 16A

16A on the +12v means it can NOT handle a high power gaming card, but it *should* be able to run a Radeon HD 4670.

Report •

November 12, 2009 at 09:17:38
ok thx man a lot so the hd 4670 is a tough gaming card
i will get it next week

Report •

Ask Question