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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 4200 Desktop Radeon HD 3800 series
Cyberpunk 2077 1688% 1209%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1535% 1098%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1482% 1059%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1482% 1059%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 1356% 966%
FIFA 21 802% 560%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2463% 1777%
Watch Dogs Legion 1625% 1163%
Genshin Impact 1688% 1209%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2416% 1742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3800 series are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics 4200 Desktop.

The HD 3800 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The Graphics 4200 was released over three years more recently than the HD 3800, and so the Graphics 4200 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 3800 when running the latest games.

The HD 3800 has 512 MB video memory, but the Graphics 4200 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 4200 Desktop has 20 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3800 series has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4200 is 83 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3800 is 0. The Graphics 4200 having 83 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 4200 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 3800.

The Graphics 4200 transistor size technology is 33 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3800. This means that the Graphics 4200 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3800.

The HD Graphics 4200 Desktop requires 20 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 3800 series.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs-
Boost Clock850 MHzvs-
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2013vs01 Nov 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units20vs320
Actual Shader Performance4%vs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs16
Texture Rate0.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs16
Pixel Rate0.4 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power20 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.0vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics 4200 Mobile are integrated graphics in the ULV Haswell Desktop processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics 4200 Desktop perform slightly above Intel HD 4000 Graphics, though some variants actually perform worse and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while a few aren't even playable.
Radeon HD 3800 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3830, Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 whose rank is a balance between the three and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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