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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8100 nForce 720a Radeon 9250
Halo: Reach 3300% 2963%
Cyberpunk 2077 14600% 13143%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10600% 9540%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 6500% 5846%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10600% 9540%
Doom Eternal 9100% 8188%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14600% 13143%
Grand Theft Auto VI 16250% 14630%
FIFA 20 5600% 5035%
Need For Speed Heat 10600% 9540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9250 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8100 nForce 720a.

The 8100 nForce was released over three years more recently than the Radeon 9250, and so the 8100 nForce is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon 9250 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 9250 has 128 MB video memory, but the 8100 nForce does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8100 nForce 720a has 8 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 9250 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the 8100 nForce is 10 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon 9250 is 1. The 8100 nForce having 9 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 8100 nForce delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon 9250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date17 Apr 2007vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1920x1440vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs1.4
Open GL2.1vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution800x600-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA GeForce 8100 motherboard GPU brings new graphics technologies to everyone. Enjoy Windows Vista and today’s popular games with DirectX 10, and turbo-charge your GeForce GPUs with GeForce Boost for amazing graphics performance. All at an exceptional value.The Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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