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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL Radeon HD 4290
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 4063%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 5620%
Doom Eternal 6870% 3480%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 2468%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 4063%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 5620%
FIFA 20 4218% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 6262%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 11036% 5620%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 4063%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL.

The Radeon HD 4290 has a 430 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Quadro4 550 XGL. This results in the Radeon HD 4290 providing 1.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the Radeon HD 4290 supports up to DirectX 10.1.

The Radeon HD 4290 has a 430 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro4 550 XGL and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 4290 providing 1.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. The Radeon HD 4290 supports up to DirectX 10.1, so pixeling performance is not particularly relevant for this GPU. It would be relevant for comparing the Quadro4 550 XGL with other old GPUs, but in this case it is probably safe to say that the Radeon HD 4290 is superior.

The Radeon HD 4290 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the Radeon HD 4290 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro4 550 XGL 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 64 MB more video memory than the Quadro4 550 XGL, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Quadro4 550 XGL has superior memory performance.

The Quadro4 550 XGL has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Quadro4 550 XGL has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The Radeon HD 4290 having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 4290 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The Radeon HD 4290 transistor size technology is 95 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This means that the Radeon HD 4290 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 550 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 4290 should consume less power than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3RS880D
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed200 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs40
Actual Shader Performance0%vs1%
Technology150nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs2.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
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VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs10.1
Shader Model1.3vs4.1
Open GL1.5vs3.2
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 550 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 MX 460, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers, lower memory bandwidth and reduced frame buffer size, as well as a lower clocked central unit.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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