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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel 945GM Express Family Radeon 9250
Red Dead Redemption 2 9045% 9540%
Doom Eternal 7763% 8188%
Cyberpunk 2077 12464% 13143%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9045% 9540%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 5541% 5846%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12464% 13143%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 12464% 13143%
Grand Theft Auto VI 13874% 14630%
Need For Speed Heat 9045% 9540%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 252% 271%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel 945GM Express Family are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon 9250.

The 945GM Express Family was released over a year more recently than the Radeon 9250, and so the 945GM Express Family is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon 9250.

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 945GM Express Family and the Radeon 9250 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon 9250 has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 945GM Express Family, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon 9250 is marginally better than the 945GM Express Family.

The Radeon 9250 has 4 Shader Processing Units but the 945GM Express Family does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed224 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2005vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed-vs200 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs4
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1600x1200vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

Shader Model2.0vs1.4
Open GL1.4vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

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