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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD Xeon E3-1225 Radeon HD 4290
Cyberpunk 2077 2805% 4297%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2557% 3921%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2471% 3791%
FIFA 21 1365% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3987% 6087%
Far Cry 6 4103% 6262%
Genshin Impact 2805% 4297%
Hitman 3 3679% 5620%
Watch Dogs Legion 2702% 4141%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 4065% 6204%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Xeon E3-1225 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The HD Xeon E3-1225 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 4290, and so the HD Xeon E3-1225 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 4290.

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 HD 4290 has 128 MB video memory, but the HD Xeon E3-1225 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Xeon E3-1225 has 12 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the HD Xeon E3-1225 is 32 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The HD Xeon E3-1225 having 14 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD Xeon E3-1225 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeRS880D
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2011vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed667 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs40
Actual Shader Performance2%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs2.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs2.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

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GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL3.1vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD Xeon E3-1225 is a specific version of the Intel HD P3000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Intel Xeon E3-1225'.
Based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, it also features 12 Shader Processing Units, supports openGL up to 3.1, Shader up to 4.0 and DirectX 10.1. Just like other integrated GPUs, it uses system memory and the max memory supported is DDR3-1333, meaning the max memory speed is 667MHz. The CPUs only supports up to dual-channel memory, meaning a 128 bits bus is the largest bus width supported. It comes clocked at 850MHz but the Turbo Boost of the CPU can set it up to 1350MHz.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is on level with an entry-level NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M.
Radeon HD 4290 (IGP) is an integrated GPU on the AMD 890GX Chipset.
It's based on the RS880D Core and offers 40 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs a 32-bit memory interface of either DDR2 (more commonly) or DDR3. The central unit runs, commonly, at up to 700MHz and the memory clock's operating speed depends on the system RAM's speed.
Radeon HD 4290's performance depends on the users system configuration which will define the operating memory clock's speed and on the desktop manufacturer which decides its central unit's speed.
Therefore, Radeon HD 4290, even if paired with DDR3 won't offer similar performance to the dedicated Radeon HD 4350. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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