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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 300 Radeon HD 4290
Cyberpunk 2077 4550% 4297%
Hitman 3 5949% 5620%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4153% 3921%
The Medium 5702% 5386%
Resident Evil 8 4550% 4297%
FIFA 21 2246% 2118%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4015% 3791%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6443% 6087%
Genshin Impact 4550% 4297%
Far Cry 6 6628% 6262%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 300.

The Quadro NVS 300 was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 4290, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 Quadro NVS 300 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 Quadro NVS 300 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro NVS 300 has 12.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 300 is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Quadro NVS 300 has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 300 is 22 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The Quadro NVS 300 having 4 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro NVS 300 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Quadro NVS 300 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4290. This means that the Quadro NVS 300 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4290. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro NVS 300 should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Quadro NVS 300 requires 18 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 Quadro NVS 300.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed589 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGT218RS880D
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed790 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth12.6GB/secvs-
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 Units16vs40
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs2.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs2.8 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections2vs1
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10.1
Shader Model4.1vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA® NVS™ 300 high resolution, multi-display business graphics solution, designed for small and standard form factor systems, delivers reliable hardware and software for a stable business environment. Tested on leading business applications, NVS 300 is capable of driving two VGA, single link DVI, DisplayPort or HDMI displays. With NVIDIA Mosaic™ and NVIDIA nView® technologies built in, you can span and efficiently manage your entire Windows desktop across multiple displays. 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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