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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD Xeon E3-1235 Radeon HD 4250
Cyberpunk 2077 3118% 4728%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2870% 4355%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3205% 4857%
Genshin Impact 3147% 4771%
eFootball PES 2021 1538% 2357%
Marvel's Avengers 2975% 4512%
Watch Dogs Legion 3032% 4598%
FIFA 21 1538% 2357%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 4555% 6883%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2774% 4210%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Xeon E3-1235 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4250.

The HD Xeon E3-1235 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 4250, and so the HD Xeon E3-1235 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 4250.

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 4250 has 512 MB video memory, but the HD Xeon E3-1235 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Xeon E3-1235 has 12 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4250 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the HD Xeon E3-1235 is 32 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4250 is 15. The HD Xeon E3-1235 having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD Xeon E3-1235 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs560 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeRS880
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2011vs30 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-vs2.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs2.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

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GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL3.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD Xeon E3-1235 is a specific version of the Intel HD P3000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Intel Xeon E3-1235'.
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 410M.
Radeon HD 4250 (IGP) is an integrated GPU on the AMD 880G Chipset.
It's based on the RS880 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 560MHz and the memory clock's operating speed depends on the system RAM's speed.
Radeon HD 4250'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 4250 may offer similar performance to Radeon HD 4290 (and even Radeon HD 4200) but never close to the dedicated Radeon HD 4350. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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