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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9400 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 GeForce 9400.

The GeForce 9400 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon 9250, and so the GeForce 9400 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon 9250 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 9250 has 128 MB video memory, but the GeForce 9400 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 9400 has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 9250 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9400 is 23 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon 9250 is 1. The GeForce 9400 having 22 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 9400 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon 9250.

The GeForce 9400 requires 12 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon 9250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed580 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2008vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed-vs200 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs3.2GB/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 Units16vs4
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.3 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power12 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs1.4
Open GL2.1vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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