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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R5 220 Radeon HD 4290
Hitman 3 3820% 5620%
Cyberpunk 2077 2913% 4297%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2656% 3921%
FIFA 21 1420% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4140% 6087%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2567% 3791%
Resident Evil 8 2913% 4297%
Genshin Impact 2913% 4297%
Far Cry 6 4260% 6262%
The Medium 3660% 5386%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R5 220 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R5 220, but the Radeon R5 220 has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 4290. As a result, the Radeon R5 220 exhibits a 2.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 4290. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon HD 4290 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R5 220 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 4290 providing 0.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R5 220 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 4290, and so the Radeon R5 220 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon HD 4290 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 R5 220 has 896 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 4290, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R5 220 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon R5 220 has 8.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R5 220 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon R5 220 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R5 220 is 26 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The Radeon R5 220 having 8 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R5 220 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon R5 220 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4290. This means that the Radeon R5 220 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4290. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R5 220 should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon R5 220 requires 19 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290. We would recommend a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the Radeon R5 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale Cedar PRORS880D
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date21 Dec 2013vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed533 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs40
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs4
Texture Rate5.2 GTexel/svs2.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power19 Watts-
Recommended PSU250 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.3vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R5 220 is an OEM only, entry-level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
Terascale was AMD's first Unified Shader Architecture. In addition to being manufactured with a 40nm Technology, against the 55nm of previous Graphics Cards, it supports DirectX 10 and the Shaders now called Shader Processing Units have been redesigned and do all the Graphical work of Pixel and Vertex Shaders.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Cedar PRO which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 650MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 800MHz. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Eyefinity, Stream Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 18W, it requires at least a 250W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon R5 220 is a direct re-brand of Radeon HD 5450.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is extremely limited and even the older GeForce GT 220 is still faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 2GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R5 220.
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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