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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4250 FireGL Z1
Red Dead Redemption 2 4512% 4720%
Cyberpunk 2077 6236% 6522%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2745% 2873%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6236% 6522%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4512% 4720%
Doom Eternal 3866% 4044%
FIFA 20 2357% 2468%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6947% 7265%
Need For Speed Heat 4512% 4720%
Halo: Reach 1366% 1432%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4250 are marginally better than the AMD FireGL Z1.

The Radeon HD 4250 was released over three years more recently than the FireGL Z1, and so the Radeon HD 4250 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the FireGL Z1 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 4250 has 384 MB more video memory than the FireGL Z1, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the FireGL Z1 has superior memory performance.

The FireGL Z1 has 9.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4250, which means that the memory performance of the FireGL Z1 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 4250 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL Z1 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4250 is 15 and the actual shader performance of the FireGL Z1 is 1. The Radeon HD 4250 having 14 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the FireGL Z1 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL Z1, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 4250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed560 MHzvs325 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2010vs21 Nov 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed-vs310 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs9.9GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs4
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology55nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.2 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections2vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

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Recommended PSU-300 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9
Shader Model4.1vs-
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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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.
The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
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