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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 Radeon HD 5450 256MB
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 2797%
Hitman 3 5620% 3669%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 2550%
Resident Evil 8 4297% 2797%
FIFA 21 2118% 1362%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 3977%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 2464%
The Medium 5386% 3515%
Genshin Impact 4297% 2797%
Far Cry 6 6262% 4092%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5450 256MB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5450, but the HD 5450 has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 4290. As a result, the HD 5450 exhibits a 2.4 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 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5450 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 4290 providing 0.2 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 less than a year after the HD 5450, 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 HD 5450 has 128 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 HD 5450 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 5450 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5450 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5450 256MB has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5450 is 52. The HD 5450 having 34 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 5450 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4290.

The HD 5450 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4290. This means that the HD 5450 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4290. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 5450 should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 5450 256MB requires 19 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 5450, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880DTerascale 2 Cedar PRO
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs04 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed-vs400 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs6.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs80
Actual Shader Performance1%vs3%
Technology55nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate2.8 GTexel/svs5.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-19 Watts
Recommended PSU-400 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs11
Shader Model4.1vs5.0
Open GL3.2vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Celeron E1600 Dual-Core 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM-3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

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 Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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