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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9400 GT 1GB Radeon 9250
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 3862% 9179%
Doom Eternal 4092% 9720%
Call of Duty Warzone 4015% 9540%
Cyberpunk 2077 5554% 13143%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 1438% 3504%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 3862% 9179%
Half-Life: Alyx 6131% 14495%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6188% 14630%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5554% 13143%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 3862% 9179%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT 1GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon 9250.

The 9400 GT was released over three years more recently than the Radeon 9250, and so the 9400 GT is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon 9250 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 9400 GT has 896 MB more video memory than the Radeon 9250, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 9400 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The 9400 GT has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9250, which means that the memory performance of the 9400 GT is marginally better than the Radeon 9250.

The GeForce 9400 GT 1GB has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon 9250 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the 9400 GT is 9 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon 9250 is 1. The 9400 GT having 8 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 9400 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon 9250.

The GeForce 9400 GT 1GB requires 50 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon 9250. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the 9400 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs240 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date26 Aug 2008vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs1.4
Open GL3.3vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 9400 GT 1GB is a middle-class GPU part of the GeForce 9000 Series released by NVIDIA in 2008.
The performance is slightly better than the standard GeForce 9400 GT, due to the extra video memory which can be precious for some games and fundamental at high resolutions.
Still, the performance is very limited due to the architecture itself and so most demanding games are only playable at low settings while very demanding games, might be unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
The Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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