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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6290 GeForce GT 620
Halo: Reach 807% 423%
Cyberpunk 2077 3820% 2162%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2753% 1546%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1660% 915%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2753% 1546%
Doom Eternal 2353% 1315%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3820% 2162%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4260% 2415%
FIFA 20 1420% 777%
Need For Speed Heat 2753% 1546%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 620 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6290.

The GeForce GT 620 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 6290. This results in the GeForce GT 620 providing 6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GT 620 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 6290 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GT 620 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 GeForce GT 620 was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 6290, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 6290 and the GeForce GT 620 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GT 620 has 1.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 6290, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 620 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 6290.

The Radeon HD 6290 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 620 has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6290 is 26 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 620 is 134. The GeForce GT 620 having 108 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 620 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 6290.

The Radeon HD 6290 requires 19 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 620 requires 49 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the Radeon HD 6290 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 620. The GeForce GT 620 requires 30 Watts more than the Radeon HD 6290 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 620 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 6290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale Cedar LEFermi GF108-100-KB-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date04 Dec 2011vs15 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
2.8
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4.1
1600x900
2.1
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2.8
1920x1080
1.5
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2.1
2560x1440
1.1
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1.5
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs96
Actual Shader Performance1%vs6%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs16
Texture Rate5.2 GTexel/svs11.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power19 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU250 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G440 1.6GHzvsIntel Celeron G550 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM2 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 6290 is an 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 HD 6290 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 HD 6290.
Overview
GeForce GT 620 is an Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Fermi GF108-100-KB-A1 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 700MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 49W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance is somewhat better than Radeon HD 7470.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 620.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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