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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 2725%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 2484%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 2400%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 3875%
FIFA 21 2118% 1325%
Genshin Impact 4297% 2725%
Far Cry 6 6262% 3988%
Hitman 3 5620% 3575%
Watch Dogs Legion 4141% 2625%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 6204% 3950%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The Graphics 3000 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4290, but the Radeon HD 4290 has 2 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 3000. As a result, the Radeon HD 4290 exhibits a 1.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Graphics 3000. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics 3000 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4290, but the Radeon HD 4290 has 2 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 3000. As a result, the Radeon HD 4290 exhibits a 1.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Graphics 3000. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Graphics 3000 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.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 128 MB video memory, but the Graphics 3000 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 Graphics 3000 Desktop has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 3000 is 65. The Graphics 3000 having 47 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 3000 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Graphics 3000 transistor size technology is 23 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4290. This means that the Graphics 3000 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4290. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics 3000 should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4290.

The HD Graphics 3000 Desktop requires 95 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 3000, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1350 MHz
ArchitectureRS880DSandy Bridge GT2
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs01 Feb 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory Speed-vs667 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs21.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs12
Actual Shader Performance1%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units4vs2
Texture Rate2.8 GTexel/svs1.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs2
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs1.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-95 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.1
Open GL3.2vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM-4 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.
Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Desktop Sandy Bridge Processors.

The Sandy Bridge GT2 Core includes support for DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.1. Additionally, it also offers better Video Encoding and Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessor.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 12 Shader Processing Units, 2 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 850MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from System to System. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 667MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 610.
Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop.
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