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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon 9100 Radeon 9250
Halo: Reach 3334% 2963%
Cyberpunk 2077 14748% 13143%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10708% 9540%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 6567% 5846%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10708% 9540%
Doom Eternal 9193% 8188%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14748% 13143%
Grand Theft Auto VI 16415% 14630%
FIFA 20 5658% 5035%
Need For Speed Heat 10708% 9540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9250 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon 9100.

The Radeon 9250 was released less than a year after the Radeon 9100, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 64 MB more video memory than the Radeon 9100, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Radeon 9100 has superior memory performance.

The Radeon 9100 has 0.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9250, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon 9100 is marginally better than the Radeon 9250.

Both the Radeon 9100 and the Radeon 9250 have 4 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

The Radeon 9100 requires 28 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon 9250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed250 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2003vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed250 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth4GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power28 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model1.4vs1.4
Open GL1.4vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntroduced initially as Radeon 8500LE, Radeon 9100 offers 64MB of SDR video ram, clocked at 250MHz on a 128-bit memory interface. The central clock runs at 250MHz and the R200 Core offers 8 TMUs, 4 ROPs and 4 Pixel Shaders.
Today's games are obviously unplayable, even at the lowest settings and even Windows Aero isn't supported due to the fact Radeon 9100 doesn't support DirectX 9.
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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