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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 490 8GB Intel 865G
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 19725%
Hitman 3 0% 25689%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 0% 18032%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 0% 17444%
FIFA 21 0% 9900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 27795%
Far Cry 6 0% 28584%
Genshin Impact 0% 19725%
Battlefield 6 0% 25689%
Resident Evil 8 0% 19725%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel 865G are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX 490 8GB.

The RX 490 was released over three years more recently than the 865G, and so the RX 490 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 865G 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 RX 490 has 8176 MB more video memory than the 865G, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 490 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 490 has 1024 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 865G, which means that the memory performance of the RX 490 is massively better than the 865G.

The RX 490 has 4096 Shader Processing Units but the 865G does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon RX 490 8GB requires 225 Watts to run and the 865G requires 13 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the RX 490. The RX 490 requires 212 Watts more than the 865G to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 490 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the 865G.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs200 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Greenland XTSpringdale
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs01 May 2003
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed500 MHzvs-
Memory Bus8192 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth1024GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs-
Actual Shader Performance100%vs-
Texture Mapping Units256vs-
Texture Rate268.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units64vs-
Pixel Rate67.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5760x2160vs1280x1024
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power225 Wattsvs13 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 37 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs-
Open GL4.5vs1.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700 4-Core 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM16 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 490 8GB is an upcoming high-end performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.



The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Generation HBM, through a 8192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Power Consumption
As a dual slot graphics card this should be in the region of 225W

The RX 490 will be capable of running 2016 released AAA games on High-Ultra graphics settings using a 1440p resolution. In some cases it will also be capable of running a number of modern games at 4K resolution with a reliable frame rate at High graphics settings

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 490 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Intel 865G comes embedded on the Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium Extreme Edition, Celeron, Celeron D CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel Extreme Graphics 2.
It only supports DirectX up to 7.0 so even DirectX 8/9 games aren't (hardware) supported. The performance is ridiculous and even very old games (before 2003) might require reduced settings. Today's games are, obviously, unplayable.
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