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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 2996%
FIFA 21 2118% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3791% 2996%
Watch Dogs Legion 4141% 3275%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 6204% 4915%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 4823%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 4063% 3213%
Genshin Impact 4297% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 XT, 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 GeForce 6800 XT 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 GeForce 6800 XT 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 GeForce 6800 XT also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6800 XT has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The Radeon HD 4290 having 14 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 6800 XT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880DNV40/NV41
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed-vs350 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs11.2GB/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 Units40vs12
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
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)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9.0c
Shader Model4.1vs3.0
Open GL3.2vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
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.
The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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