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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel GM965 Express Chipset Radeon HD 6290
Cyberpunk 2077 16605% 6582%
Call of Duty Warzone 12059% 4764%
Minecraft: Dungeons 12741% 5036%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18480% 7332%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16605% 6582%
Valorant 1093% 377%
Maneater 10355% 4082%
Phantasy Star Online 2 1605% 582%
Doom Eternal 12286% 4855%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 11605% 4582%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6290 are massively better than the Intel GM965 Express Chipset.

The Radeon HD 6290 was released over three years more recently than the GM965 Express Chipset, and so the Radeon HD 6290 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GM965 Express Chipset 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 GM965 Express Chipset and the Radeon HD 6290 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon HD 6290 has 14.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GM965 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 6290 is slightly better than the GM965 Express Chipset.

The Radeon HD 6290 has 80 Shader Processing Units but the GM965 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GM965 Express Chipset requires 14 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 6290 requires 9 Watts. The GM965 Express Chipset requires 5 Watts more than the Radeon HD 6290 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GM965 Express Chipset to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 6290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2007vs07 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed333 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs80
Actual Shader Performance-vs1%
Texture Mapping Units-vs8
Texture Rate-vs3.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power14 Wattsvs9 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL2.0vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Celeron P4505
Recommended RAM-2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-800x600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel GM965 Express Chipset comes with most Core 2 Duo Mobile and with an integrated GMA X3100. Its performance is horrible and not recommended to any of today's games.Radeon HD 6290 is an integrated GPU in one of the Zacate Processors, based on the 40nm Terrascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Cedar Core (therefore related to Radeon HD 6350) and offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. Both the operating memory clock's speed and bus width will depend on the system's RAM configuration and speed. Its central clock runs at up to 400MHz.
Its performance is very limited and so today's modern games can only be played using very low resolutions such as 800x680 - 1024x768 or are unplayable at all.
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