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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4290 Radeon 9500
Cyberpunk 2077 4297% 6470%
Hitman 3 5620% 8447%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 5909%
Resident Evil 8 4297% 6470%
FIFA 21 2118% 3214%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6087% 9144%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3791% 5714%
Genshin Impact 4297% 6470%
The Medium 5386% 8098%
Far Cry 6 6262% 9406%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon 9500.

The Radeon HD 4290 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon 9500, 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 9500 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 and the Radeon 9500 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon 9500 has 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon 9500 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 9500 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon 9500 is 1. The Radeon HD 4290 having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 4290 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon 9500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs275 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRS880DR300
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2010vs24 Oct 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed-vs270 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs4.3GB/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 Units40vs4
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 Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9
Shader Model4.1vs2.0
Open GL3.2vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
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.
The Radeon R300 (introduced August 2002) is the third generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The line features 3D acceleration based upon Direct3D 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R200 design. R300 was the first fully Direct3D 9-capable consumer graphics chip. The processors also include 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. R300 refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. R300 and its derivatives would form the basis for ATI's consumer and professional product lines for over 3 years. The integrated graphics processor based upon R300 is called Xpress 200.
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