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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 Radeon HD 3200
Hitman 3 5620% 7719%
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 5911%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 5397%
FIFA 21 2118% 2932%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 8357%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 5219%
Resident Evil 8 4297% 5911%
Genshin Impact 4297% 5911%
Far Cry 6 6262% 8597%
The Medium 5386% 7400%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 3200.

The Radeon HD 4290 has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Radeon HD 3200. This results in the Radeon HD 4290 providing 0.8 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 4290 has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 3200 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 4290 providing 0.8 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 Radeon HD 3200, 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 Radeon HD 3200.

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 has 128 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 3200 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the Radeon HD 4290 and the Radeon HD 3200 have 40 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the Radeon HD 4290 is 18 and by the Radeon HD 3200 is 13. Knowing that the shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs01 Mar 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed-vs400 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth-vs3.2GB/sec
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 Rate2.8 GTexel/svs2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

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GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.2vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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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.
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