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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6290 Radeon HD 4250
Red Dead Redemption 2 2753% 4512%
Cyberpunk 2077 3820% 6236%
Doom Eternal 2353% 3866%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1660% 2745%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2753% 4512%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3820% 6236%
FIFA 20 1420% 2357%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4260% 6947%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3820% 6236%
Need For Speed Heat 2753% 4512%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6290 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 6290 has a 90 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 4250. This results in the Radeon HD 6290 providing 3 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 Radeon HD 6290 has a 90 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4250 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 6290 providing 0.4 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 HD 6290 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 4250, and so the Radeon HD 6290 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 4250.

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 6290 has 512 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 4250, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon HD 6290 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon HD 6290 has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4250, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 6290 is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 6290 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4250 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6290 is 26 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4250 is 15. The Radeon HD 6290 having 11 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 6290 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 6290 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4250. This means that the Radeon HD 6290 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4250. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 6290 should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 6290 requires 19 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4250. We would recommend a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the Radeon HD 6290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs560 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale Cedar LERS880
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date04 Dec 2011vs30 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
1.5
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2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/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/svs2.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs2.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
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 GL4.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G440 1.6GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

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.
Radeon HD 4250 (IGP) is an integrated GPU on the AMD 880G Chipset.
It's based on the RS880 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 560MHz and the memory clock's operating speed depends on the system RAM's speed.
Radeon HD 4250'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 4250 may offer similar performance to Radeon HD 4290 (and even Radeon HD 4200) but never close to the dedicated Radeon HD 4350. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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