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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 GeForce 9300 GS
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 6320%
Hitman 3 5620% 8252%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 5772%
The Medium 5386% 7911%
Resident Evil 8 4297% 6320%
FIFA 21 2118% 3139%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 5582%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 8934%
Genshin Impact 4297% 6320%
Far Cry 6 6262% 9190%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9300 GS.

The Radeon HD 4290 has a 133 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9300 GS, but the GeForce 9300 GS has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 4290. As a result, the GeForce 9300 GS exhibits a 1.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 4290. 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 4290 has a 133 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9300 GS and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 4290 providing 0.5 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 4290 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 9300 GS, and so the Radeon HD 4290 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 9300 GS.

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 GeForce 9300 GS has 384 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 4290, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 9300 GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 9300 GS has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9300 GS is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units but the GeForce 9300 GS does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 4290 transistor size technology is 10 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9300 GS. This means that the Radeon HD 4290 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9300 GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 4290 should consume less power than the GeForce 9300 GS.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 9300 GS, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs567 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880DG98
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs01 Jun 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs500 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth-vs8GB/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 Units40vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology55nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate2.8 GTexel/svs4.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs2.3 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

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

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.1vs3.0
Open GL3.2vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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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.
It had previously been thought that NVIDIA had decided to drop the G and NV nomenclature for a D (for Desktop) nomenclature on their processors. Following the D is the generation number and the target market indicator. NVIDIA's official designations for target markets include Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast. For example, the D9E indicates a 9th generation Desktop GeForce video card for the Enthusiast market[1]. However, NVIDIA has actually forked their codenames into those of graphics processors, and those of graphics cards. The GPU cores have kept the prefix 'G' and future versions will include the prefix 'GT'; whereas the actual cards are now codenamed as D, generation number and target market.
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