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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 HD i3 2100
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 4054%
Hitman 3 5620% 5304%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 3700%
The Medium 5386% 5084%
Resident Evil 8 4297% 4054%
FIFA 21 2118% 1996%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 3576%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 5746%
Genshin Impact 4297% 4054%
Far Cry 6 6262% 5911%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i3 2100 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The HD i3 2100 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 4290, and so the HD i3 2100 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 4290.

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 HD i3 2100 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the HD i3 2100 has 6. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18 and the actual shader performance of the HD i3 2100 is 16. The Radeon HD 4290 having 2 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD i3 2100 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i3 2100 requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880DSandy Bridge
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs30 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed-vs667 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs21.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs6
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
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 Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-65 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10.1
Shader Model4.1vs4.1
Open GL3.2vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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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.
HD i3 2100 is a specific version of the Intel HD 2000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-2100 3.1GHz'. It uses the CPU's Level 3 Cache (up to 3 MB, in this case) + part of the RAM installed on the system up to a maximum of approximately 1.7GB for Vista/7 and 1 GB for XP. The Memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 and the Dynamic Frequency Technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 850MHz to 1100MHz. Nevertheless it's still an integrated GPU with shared memory so its performance is very limited. Still, demanding games like Crysis 2 should still run on the lowest settings.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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