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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 500 XGL Radeon 9250
Red Dead Redemption 2 9900% 9540%
Cyberpunk 2077 13638% 13143%
Doom Eternal 8498% 8188%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 6068% 5846%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9900% 9540%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13638% 13143%
FIFA 20 5227% 5035%
Grand Theft Auto VI 15180% 14630%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 13638% 13143%
Need For Speed Heat 9900% 9540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9250 are marginally better than the Nvidia Quadro4 500 XGL.

The Radeon 9250 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro4 500 XGL, and so the Radeon 9250 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro4 500 XGL.

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 Quadro4 500 XGL and the Radeon 9250 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon 9250 has 0.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 500 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon 9250 is marginally better than the Quadro4 500 XGL.

The Quadro4 500 XGL has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 9250 has 4. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed250 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3RV280
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed166 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth2.7GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
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 Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

Shader Model1.3vs1.4
Open GL1.5vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 500 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 MX 440, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers, lower memory bandwidth, as well as a lower clocked central unit.The Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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