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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel B43 Express Chipset Radeon HD 4290
Cyberpunk 2077 6178% 4297%
Hitman 3 8067% 5620%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5642% 3921%
Resident Evil 8 6178% 4297%
FIFA 21 3067% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8733% 6087%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5456% 3791%
The Medium 7733% 5386%
Genshin Impact 6178% 4297%
Far Cry 6 8983% 6262%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are significantly better than the Intel B43 Express Chipset.

The Radeon HD 4290 was released over a year more recently than the B43 Express Chipset, and so the Radeon HD 4290 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the B43 Express Chipset.

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 B43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 4290 has 40 Shader Processing Units but the B43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEaglelakeRS880D
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2008vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed-vs-
Memory Bus-vs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth-vs-
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 Units-vs40
Actual Shader Performance-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)-vs-
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

DirectX10vs10.1
Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL2.1vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel B43 Express Chipset comes embedded on the Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel GMA 4500.
Due to its characteristics (e.g. Shared Memory) the performance is very limited but might be enough to play today's games at low settings excluding, however, very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher II, that are unplayable, even at 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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GPU Variants
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