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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i3 2130 Radeon HD 4290
Cyberpunk 2077 4493% 4297%
Hitman 3 5876% 5620%
Resident Evil 8 4493% 4297%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4101% 3921%
FIFA 21 2217% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6363% 6087%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3965% 3791%
Genshin Impact 4493% 4297%
Far Cry 6 6546% 6262%
The Medium 5632% 5386%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are marginally better than the Intel HD i3 2130.

The HD i3 2130 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 4290, 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 4290.

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 has 128 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 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i3 2130 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The Radeon HD 4290 having 2 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD i3 2130 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeRS880D
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date04 Sep 2011vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs40
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Technology-vs55nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs2.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10.1
Shader Model4.1vs4.1
Open GL3.1vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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 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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Possible GPU Upgrades
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