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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop Radeon HD 4290
Hitman 3 5245% 5620%
Cyberpunk 2077 4009% 4297%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3658% 3921%
Resident Evil 8 4009% 4297%
FIFA 21 1973% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5682% 6087%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3536% 3791%
Genshin Impact 4009% 4297%
Far Cry 6 5845% 6262%
The Medium 5027% 5386%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The Graphics 2000 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4290, but the Radeon HD 4290 has 3 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 2000. As a result, the Radeon HD 4290 exhibits a 1.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Graphics 2000. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics 2000 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4290, but the Radeon HD 4290 has 3 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 2000. As a result, the Radeon HD 4290 exhibits a 1.9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Graphics 2000. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Graphics 2000 was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 4290, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 HD 4290 has 128 MB video memory, but the Graphics 2000 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 2000 Desktop has 6 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 2000 is 32 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The Graphics 2000 having 14 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 2000 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Graphics 2000 transistor size technology is 23 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4290. This means that the Graphics 2000 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4290. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics 2000 should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4290.

The HD Graphics 2000 Desktop requires 95 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 2000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock1350 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy Bridge GT1RS880D
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Feb 2011vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory Speed667 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs40
Actual Shader Performance2%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units1vs4
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs2.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs4
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Desktop Sandy Bridge Processors.

The Sandy Bridge GT1 Core includes support for DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.1. Additionally, it also offers better Video Encoding and Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessor.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 6 Shader Processing Units, 1 TMUs and 1 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 850MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from System to System. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 667MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce 8400 GS.
Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop.
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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