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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 3 Radeon HD 4250
Halo: Reach 1810% 1366%
Cyberpunk 2077 8158% 6236%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5911% 4512%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 3608% 2745%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5911% 4512%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8158% 6236%
Doom Eternal 5069% 3866%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9085% 6947%
FIFA 20 3102% 2357%
Need For Speed Heat 5911% 4512%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4250 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 3.

The Radeon HD 4250 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 3, and so the Radeon HD 4250 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 3 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 Radeon HD 4250 has 448 MB more video memory than the GeForce 3, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 3 has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 3 has 3.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4250, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 3 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 4250.

The GeForce 3 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4250 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 3 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4250 is 15. The Radeon HD 4250 having 14 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 4250 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 3.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs560 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV20RS880
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date27 Feb 2001vs30 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed230 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth3.7GB/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-vs2.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs2.2 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
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GPU Features

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

Mini ReviewGeForce 3 is a very old GPU part of the GeForce 3 Series released by NVIDIA in 2001.
It only supports DirectX up to 8.1 so even DirectX 9 games are most likely unplayable.
That being said, the 64MB video memory and very low core clock doom its performance from the start. Therefore, almost all today's games are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
Radeon HD 4250 (IGP) is an integrated GPU on the AMD 880G Chipset.
It's based on the RS880 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 560MHz and the memory clock's operating speed depends on the system RAM's speed.
Radeon HD 4250'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 4250 may offer similar performance to Radeon HD 4290 (and even Radeon HD 4200) but never close to the dedicated Radeon HD 4350. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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