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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Riva TNT Radeon 9250
Cyberpunk 2077 37233% 9990%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 34350% 9211%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 38233% 10260%
Genshin Impact 37567% 10080%
eFootball PES 2021 18900% 5035%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 53900% 14495%
Watch Dogs Legion 36233% 9720%
FIFA 21 18900% 5035%
Marvel's Avengers 35567% 9540%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 33233% 8909%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9250 are massively better than the Nvidia Riva TNT.

The Radeon 9250 was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT, and so the Radeon 9250 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Riva TNT when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Radeon 9250 has 112 MB more video memory than the Riva TNT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon 9250 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon 9250 has 1.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon 9250 is marginally better than the Riva TNT.

The Riva TNT has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 9250 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT is 0 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon 9250 is 1. The Radeon 9250 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon 9250 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Riva TNT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed90 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV4RV280
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date23 Mar 1998vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory16 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed110 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth1.8GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
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Texture Rate-vs-
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Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX5.0vs8.1
Shader Model-vs1.4
Open GL1.0vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe RIVA TNT, codenamed NV4, is a 2D, video, and 3D graphics accelerator chip for PCs that was manufactured by Nvidia. It was released in mid 1998 and cemented Nvidia's reputation as a worthy rival within the developing consumer 3D graphics adapter industry. The first RIVA TNT based card released on June 15, 1998 by STB: Velocity 4400. RIVA is an acronym for Real-time Interactive Video and Animation accelerator. The "TNT" suffix refers to the chip's ability to work on two texels at once (TwiN Texel).The Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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