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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Pentium G630 Radeon HD 4290
Cyberpunk 2077 4070% 4297%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3714% 3921%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3590% 3791%
FIFA 21 2003% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5767% 6087%
Far Cry 6 5933% 6262%
Genshin Impact 4070% 4297%
Hitman 3 5324% 5620%
Watch Dogs Legion 3922% 4141%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 5878% 6204%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Pentium G630 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The HD Pentium G630 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 4290, and so the HD Pentium G630 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 Pentium G630 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Pentium G630 has 6 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the HD Pentium G630 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The Radeon HD 4290 having 2 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD Pentium G630 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

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GPU Architecture

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

GPU Memory

Memory Speed533 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth17.1GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs40
Actual Shader Performance1%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-

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Pentium G630 is a specific version of the Intel HD Graphics that comes embedded on the CPU 'Pentium G630 2.7GHz'.
It's based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, meaning it features 6 SPUs. The GPU's clock is initially set at 850MHz and can go to up to 1100MHz. The max memory type supported is DDR3 1066MHz - therefore, the GPU's max memory clock is 533MHz.
Intel HD Pentium G630's gaming performance is very limited and so most games will have to be played at very reduced settings while extremely demanding games are probably out of the question.
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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