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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 FireGL 8800
Hitman 3 5620% 7637%
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 5847%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 5339%
FIFA 21 2118% 2900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 8268%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 5163%
Resident Evil 8 4297% 5847%
Genshin Impact 4297% 5847%
Far Cry 6 6262% 8505%
The Medium 5386% 7321%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are significantly better than the AMD FireGL 8800.

The Radeon HD 4290 was released over three years more recently than the FireGL 8800, and so the Radeon HD 4290 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the FireGL 8800 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 4290 and the FireGL 8800 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FireGL 8800 has 2.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the FireGL 8800 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL 8800 has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18 and the actual shader performance of the FireGL 8800 is 0. The Radeon HD 4290 having 18 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 4290 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FireGL 8800.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL 8800, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs300 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880D-
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs01 Jan 2001
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed-vs290 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs2.3GB/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 Units40vs2
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology55nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate2.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU-300 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs8.1
Shader Model4.1vs1.4
Open GL3.2vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 4290 (IGP) is an integrated GPU on the AMD 890GX Chipset.
It's based on the RS880D 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 700MHz and the memory clock's operating speed depends on the system RAM's speed.
Radeon HD 4290'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 4290, even if paired with DDR3 won't offer similar performance to the dedicated Radeon HD 4350. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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. The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, and mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, 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.
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