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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 HD i5 2310
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 4297%
Hitman 3 5620% 5620%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 3921%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 3791%
FIFA 21 2118% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 6087%
Far Cry 6 6262% 6262%
Genshin Impact 4297% 4297%
Battlefield 6 5620% 5620%
Resident Evil 8 4297% 4297%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Radeon HD 4290 and the HD i5 2310 are equal.

The HD i5 2310 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 4290, and so the HD i5 2310 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 i5 2310 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 i5 2310 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 2310 requires 95 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 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

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%

GPU Display

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

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-95 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
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 i5 2310 is specific version of Intel HD Graphics 2000 that is built into the 'Intel Core i5 2310' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row The Third, Battlefield 3 on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high settings.
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