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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4250 Intel GMA X4500
Cyberpunk 2077 6236% 6025%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4512% 4358%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2745% 2650%
Halo: Reach 1366% 1317%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6236% 6025%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4512% 4358%
FIFA 20 2357% 2275%
Doom Eternal 3866% 3733%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6947% 6713%
Need For Speed Heat 4512% 4358%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel GMA X4500 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 4250.

The GMA X4500 has a 240 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Radeon HD 4250. This results in the GMA X4500 providing 1 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 GMA X4500 has a 240 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4250 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GMA X4500 providing 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 GMA X4500, 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 GMA X4500.

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 512 MB video memory, but the GMA X4500 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 4250 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GMA X4500 has 10. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4250 is 15 and the actual shader performance of the GMA X4500 is 8. The Radeon HD 4250 having 7 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GMA X4500 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 4250 transistor size technology is 10 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GMA X4500. This means that the Radeon HD 4250 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GMA X4500. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 4250 should consume less power than the GMA X4500.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed560 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2010vs01 May 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed-vs-
Memory Bus32 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vs-
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 Units40vs10
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs3.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.2 GPixel/svs3.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM-2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-800x600

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.
The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, or GMA, is Intel's current line of integrated graphics processors built into various motherboard chipsets.
These integrated graphics products allow a computer to be built without a separate graphics card, which can reduce cost, power consumption and noise. They are commonly found on low-priced notebook and desktop computers as well as business computers, which do not need high levels of graphics capability. 90% of all PCs sold have integrated graphics. They rely on the computer's main memory for storage, which imposes a performance penalty, as both the CPU and GPU have to access memory over the same bus.
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