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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 Ti 4600 Radeon HD 4290
Cyberpunk 2077 4550% 4297%
Hitman 3 5949% 5620%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4153% 3921%
Resident Evil 8 4550% 4297%
FIFA 21 2246% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6443% 6087%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4015% 3791%
Genshin Impact 4550% 4297%
The Medium 5702% 5386%
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 GeForce4 Ti 4600 .

The Radeon HD 4290 was released over three years more recently than the Ti 4600, and so the Radeon HD 4290 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Ti 4600 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 GeForce4 Ti 4600 and the Radeon HD 4290 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Ti 4600 has 5.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the Ti 4600 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The GeForce4 Ti 4600 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the Ti 4600 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The Radeon HD 4290 having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 4290 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Ti 4600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV25RS880D
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Feb 2002vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed325 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth5.2GB/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 Units4vs40
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

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VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs10.1
Shader Model1.3vs4.1
Open GL1.3vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 Ti 4600 is part of the GeForce4 GPUS released by NVIDIA in 2002. Only compatible with DirectX 8.1 or less and with a max memory of 128 MB, it can't play today's games.
Still, games before 2004 should be fully playable at max 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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