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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition Radeon HD 4250
Cyberpunk 2077 4288% 6236%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3094% 4512%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1870% 2745%
Halo: Reach 915% 1366%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4288% 6236%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3094% 4512%
FIFA 20 1601% 2357%
Doom Eternal 2646% 3866%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4781% 6947%
Need For Speed Heat 3094% 4512%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 4250 has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed than the 8400 GS, but the 8400 GS has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 4250. As a result, the 8400 GS exhibits a 2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 4250. 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 4250 has a 40 MHz higher core clock speed than the 8400 GS and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 4250 providing 0.1 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 Radeon HD 4250 was released over a year more recently than the 8400 GS, and so the Radeon HD 4250 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 8400 GS.

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 8400 GS has 512 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 4250, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 8400 GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The 8400 GS has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4250, which means that the memory performance of the 8400 GS is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4250.

The GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4250 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the 8400 GS is 19 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4250 is 15. The 8400 GS having 4 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 8400 GS delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4250.

The 8400 GS transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4250. This means that the 8400 GS is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4250. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the 8400 GS should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4250.

The GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition requires 40 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4250. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8400 GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed520 MHzvs560 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT218RS880
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date17 Apr 2007vs30 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
1.4
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2560x1440
0.9
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3840x2160
0.5
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed600 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth9.6GB/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 Units16vs40
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs4
Texture Rate4.2 GTexel/svs2.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.1 GPixel/svs2.2 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power40 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10.1
Shader Model4.1vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron D 360-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit still runs at 520MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 600MHz while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 1GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4.
Radeon HD 4250 (IGP) is an integrated GPU on the AMD 880G Chipset.
It's based on the RS880 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 560MHz and the memory clock's operating speed depends on the system RAM's speed.
Radeon HD 4250'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 4250 may offer similar performance to Radeon HD 4290 (and even Radeon HD 4200) but never close to the dedicated Radeon HD 4350. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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