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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 Radeon X1650 SE
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 2768%
Hitman 3 5620% 3631%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 2523%
Resident Evil 8 4297% 2768%
FIFA 21 2118% 1347%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 3936%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 2438%
Genshin Impact 4297% 2768%
The Medium 5386% 3479%
Far Cry 6 6262% 4050%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1650 SE are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X1650 SE, 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 Radeon X1650 SE 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 X1650 SE has 384 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 Radeon X1650 SE also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon X1650 SE has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1650 SE is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1650 SE has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1650 SE is 4. The Radeon HD 4290 having 14 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon X1650 SE performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon X1650 SE requires 42 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 Radeon X1650 SE, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 4290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880DRV530
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs02 Jan 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs800 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs25.6GB/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)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-42 Watts
Recommended PSU-350 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9
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.
ATI's 'R520' core (codenamed Fudo) is the foundation for a line of DirectX 9.0c and OpenGL 2.0 3D accelerator X1000 video cards. It is ATI's first major architectural overhaul since the 'R300' core and is highly optimized for Shader Model 3.0. The Radeon X1000 series using the core was introduced on October 5, 2005, and competed primarily against nVidia's GeForce 7000 series. ATI released the successor to the R500 series with the R600 series on May 14, 2007. ATI does not provide official support for any X1000 series cards for Windows 7
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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