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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4250 Radeon HD 3400 Series
Red Dead Redemption 2 4512% 3066%
Doom Eternal 3866% 2622%
Cyberpunk 2077 6236% 4249%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4512% 3066%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2745% 1853%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6236% 4249%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6236% 4249%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6947% 4737%
Need For Speed Heat 4512% 3066%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 78% 22%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3400 Series are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 4250 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 3400. This results in the Radeon HD 4250 providing 0.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 160 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 3400 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 4250 providing 0.6 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 HD 3400, 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 HD 3400.

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 HD 3400, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 3400 has superior memory performance.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon HD 4250 and the Radeon HD 3400 Series are the same, which means the Radeon HD 4250 and the HD 3400 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the Radeon HD 4250 and the Radeon HD 3400 Series have 40 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the HD 3400 is 16 and by the Radeon HD 4250 is 16. Knowing that the shader performance of the HD 3400 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon HD 3400 Series requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed560 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2010vs01 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed-vs-
Memory Bus32 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs40
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.2 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-65 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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.
Radeon HD 3400 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3450 and Radeon HD 3470 whose rank is a balance between the two and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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