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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail) Radeon HD 4290
Hitman 3 6236% 5620%
Cyberpunk 2077 4771% 4297%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4355% 3921%
Resident Evil 8 4771% 4297%
FIFA 21 2357% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6753% 6087%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4210% 3791%
Genshin Impact 4771% 4297%
Far Cry 6 6947% 6262%
The Medium 5978% 5386%

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

The Radeon HD 4290 has a 389 MHz higher core clock speed and 3 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Desktop. This results in the Radeon HD 4290 providing 2.5 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 4290 has a 389 MHz higher core clock speed and 3 more Render Output Units than the Graphics Desktop. This results in the Radeon HD 4290 providing 2.5 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 Graphics Desktop was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 4290, and so the Graphics Desktop is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon HD 4290 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 Desktop does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail) has 4 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. 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, the Radeon HD 4290 has 2.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 2.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the Graphics Desktop has 21.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the Graphics Desktop takes the edge.

The Graphics Desktop transistor size technology is 33 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4290. This means that the Graphics Desktop is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4290. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics Desktop should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4290.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail) requires 10 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed311 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock896 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy Bridge: Bay TrailRS880D
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date11 Sep 2013vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed667 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs40
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units1vs4
Texture Rate0.3 GTexel/svs2.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs4
Pixel Rate0.3 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 Power10 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium J2900 2.41GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail) are integrated graphics in the low-end Atoms and nettop 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.
The Graphics Card also shares the processor's L2 Cache of 4MB. Therefore, it reduces the need to resort to its memory bandwidth.

Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail) perform only slightly below the Intel HD 2000 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while some aren't even playable.
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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