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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 GeForce 7600 GS
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 5550%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 5068%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 4900%
FIFA 21 2118% 2750%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 7850%
Hitman 3 5620% 7250%
Genshin Impact 4297% 5550%
Far Cry 6 6262% 8075%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 6204% 8000%
Watch Dogs Legion 4141% 5350%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS.

The Radeon HD 4290 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 7600 GS, 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 7600 GS 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 7600 GS 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 7600 GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 7600 GS has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 7600 GS is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 7600 GS has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 7600 GS is 5. The Radeon HD 4290 having 13 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 7600 GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 7600 GS requires 27 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce 7600 GS, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880DG73
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs01 Mar 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed-vs400 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth-vs12.8GB/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 Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-27 Watts
Recommended PSU-350 Watts & 17 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9.0c
Shader Model4.1vs3.0
Open GL3.2vs2.0
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.
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