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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4250 GeForce 8500 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 4512% 2957%
Doom Eternal 3866% 2529%
Cyberpunk 2077 6236% 4100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4512% 2957%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2745% 1786%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6236% 4100%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6236% 4100%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6947% 4571%
Need For Speed Heat 4512% 2957%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 78% 18%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 4250 has a 110 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 8500 GT, but the GeForce 8500 GT has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 4250. As a result, the GeForce 8500 GT exhibits a 1.4 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 110 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 8500 GT and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 4250 providing 0.4 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 GeForce 8500 GT, 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 GeForce 8500 GT.

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 4250 has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8500 GT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 8500 GT has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 8500 GT has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4250, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8500 GT is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 4250 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8500 GT has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4250 is 15 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8500 GT is 18. The GeForce 8500 GT having 3 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 8500 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 4250 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8500 GT. This means that the Radeon HD 4250 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8500 GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 4250 should consume less power than the GeForce 8500 GT.

The GeForce 8500 GT requires 30 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 GeForce 8500 GT, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 4250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed560 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880Tesla G86
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date30 Mar 2010vs01 Apr 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
2.1
1920x1080 - vs green tick
1.4
2560x1440 - vs green tick
1
3840x2160 - vs green tick
0.5

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed-vs400 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth-vs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Technology55nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs3.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.2 GPixel/svs1.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-30 Watts
Recommended PSU-350 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10.0
Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz
Recommended RAM-3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon 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.
GeForce 8500 GT is a middle-class GPU based on the 80nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G86 Core and offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR2. The central unit runs at 450MHz and the memory clock operates at 400MHz. It will consume no more than 45 Watt.
This GPU is only suited for a 1024x768 (or less) resolution. Most of today's games will only run at low settings and extremely demanding games might not run at all. DirectX 11 based games aren't supported and its performance will decrease drastically, as the resolution increases.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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