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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i3 2130 Radeon HD 4250
Halo: Reach 1282% 1366%
Cyberpunk 2077 5876% 6236%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2583% 2745%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4250% 4512%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4250% 4512%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5876% 6236%
Doom Eternal 3640% 3866%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6546% 6947%
FIFA 20 2217% 2357%
Need For Speed Heat 4250% 4512%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i3 2130 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 4250.

The HD i3 2130 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 4250, and so the HD i3 2130 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Radeon HD 4250.

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 4250 has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i3 2130 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i3 2130 has 6 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4250 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i3 2130 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4250 is 15. The HD i3 2130 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i3 2130 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4250.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs560 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeRS880
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date04 Sep 2011vs30 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed667 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs40
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs2.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs2.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.1
Open GL3.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD i3 2130 is a specific version of the Intel HD 2000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-2130 3.4GHz'. It uses the CPU's Level 3 Cache (up to 3 MB, in this case) + part of the RAM installed on the system up to a maximum of approximately 1.7GB for Vista/7 and 1 GB for XP. The Memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 and the Dynamic Frequency Technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 850MHz to 1100MHz.
Nevertheless it's still an integrated GPU with shared memory so its performance is very limited. Still, demanding games like Crysis 2 should still run on the lowest settings.
Radeon HD 4250 (IGP) is an integrated GPU on the AMD 880G Chipset.
It's based on the RS880 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 560MHz and the memory clock's operating speed depends on the system RAM's speed.
Radeon HD 4250'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 4250 may offer similar performance to Radeon HD 4290 (and even Radeon HD 4200) but never close to the dedicated Radeon HD 4350. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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