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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 655K Radeon HD 4290
Cyberpunk 2077 3110% 4297%
Hitman 3 4076% 5620%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2836% 3921%
Resident Evil 8 3110% 4297%
FIFA 21 1519% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4417% 6087%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2741% 3791%
The Medium 3906% 5386%
Genshin Impact 3110% 4297%
Far Cry 6 4545% 6262%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 655K are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The HD i5 655K 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 HD i5 655K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units but the HD i5 655K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 655K requires 73 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed733 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureClarkdaleRS880D
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2010vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed667 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs40
Actual Shader Performance-vs1%
Technology-vs55nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs2.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power73 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10vs10.1
Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL2.1vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-655K 3.2GHz-
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewN/ARadeon 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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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