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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro NVS 450 Radeon HD 4290
Cyberpunk 2077 5785% 4297%
Hitman 3 7556% 5620%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5283% 3921%
The Medium 7244% 5386%
Resident Evil 8 5785% 4297%
FIFA 21 2869% 2118%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5108% 3791%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8181% 6087%
Genshin Impact 5785% 4297%
Far Cry 6 8416% 6262%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro NVS 450.

The Quadro NVS 450 was released over a year more recently than the Radeon HD 4290, and so the Quadro NVS 450 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 Quadro NVS 450 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 450 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro NVS 450 has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro NVS 450 is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The Quadro NVS 450 has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro NVS 450 is 9 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The Radeon HD 4290 having 9 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro NVS 450 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Quadro NVS 450 requires 35 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Quadro NVS 450.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG98 RS880D
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2011vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed700 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth11.2GB/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 Performance0%vs1%
Technology-vs55nm
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 Connections4vs1
DVI Connections4vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX10vs10.1
Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL3.0vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA Quadro NVS 450 multi-display business graphics solution delivers reliable hardware and software for a stable business environment. Proven on leading business applications, Quadro NVS 450 is capable of driving up to four ultra high resolution displays and is designed to meet the needs of today's most demanding business user.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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