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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 HD i3 2120
Hitman 3 5620% 5780%
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 4420%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 4034%
Resident Evil 8 4297% 4420%
FIFA 21 2118% 2180%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 6260%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 3900%
Genshin Impact 4297% 4420%
Far Cry 6 6262% 6440%
The Medium 5386% 5540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are marginally better than the Intel HD i3 2120.

The HD i3 2120 was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 4290, 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 Radeon HD 4290 has 128 MB video memory, but the HD i3 2120 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 but the HD i3 2120 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i3 2120 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 2010vs20 Feb 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed-vs667 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs10.7GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology55nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate2.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

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
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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 2100T is a specific version of the Intel HD 2000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-2100T 2.5GHz'. 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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