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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4250 GeForce 315 512MB
Red Dead Redemption 2 4512% 3020%
Cyberpunk 2077 6236% 4186%
Doom Eternal 3866% 2582%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2745% 1824%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4512% 3020%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6236% 4186%
FIFA 20 2357% 1562%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6947% 4667%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6236% 4186%
Need For Speed Heat 4512% 3020%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 315 512MB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 4250 has a 85 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 315 512MB, but the GeForce 315 512MB has 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 4250. As a result, the GeForce 315 512MB exhibits a 5.4 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 85 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 315 512MB, but the GeForce 315 512MB has 4 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 4250. As a result, the GeForce 315 512MB exhibits a 1.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 4250. 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 less than a year after the GeForce 315 512MB, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 and the GeForce 315 512MB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce 315 512MB has 12.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4250, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 315 512MB is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4250.

The Radeon HD 4250 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 315 512MB has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4250 is 15 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 315 512MB is 52. The GeForce 315 512MB having 37 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 315 512MB delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4250.

The GeForce 315 512MB transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4250. This means that the GeForce 315 512MB is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4250. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 315 512MB should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4250.

The GeForce 315 512MB requires 33 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4250. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 315 512MB, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 4250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed560 MHzvs475 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880GT216
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2010vs01 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs790 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs12.6GB/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 Units40vs48
Actual Shader Performance1%vs3%
Technology55nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs16
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs7.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate2.2 GPixel/svs3.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-33 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10.1
Shader Model4.1vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.2
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.
GeForce 315 is an entry-level GFX based on the 2009, 40nm, second-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the GT216 Core and offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 475MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 790MHz.
Its therefore an underclocked GeForce GT 220 and should perform considerably worse.
Today's modern demanding games are only playable at the lowest settings or unplayable at all. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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