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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 7600 GS Asus Silent Edition Radeon HD 4290
Cyberpunk 2077 4608% 4297%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4206% 3921%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4067% 3791%
FIFA 21 2275% 2118%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6525% 6087%
Far Cry 6 6713% 6262%
Genshin Impact 4608% 4297%
Hitman 3 6025% 5620%
Watch Dogs Legion 4442% 4141%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 6650% 6204%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4290 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS Asus Silent Edition.

The Radeon HD 4290 was released over three years more recently than the 7600 GS, 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 7600 GS 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 7600 GS has 128 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 7600 GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The 7600 GS has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4290, which means that the memory performance of the 7600 GS is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4290.

The GeForce 7600 GS Asus Silent Edition has 12 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4290 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the 7600 GS is 5 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4290 is 18. The Radeon HD 4290 having 13 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 7600 GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 7600 GS Asus Silent Edition requires 27 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4290. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 7600 GS.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG73RS880D
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2006vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/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 Units12vs40
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)2048x1536vs-
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power27 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 17 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX9vs10.1
Shader Model3.0vs4.1
Open GL2.0vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 7600 GS Asus Silent Edition is a special edition of the GeForce 7600 GS. See the page of the standard edition for more information about it.
The biggest feature is the reduced noise that went from average to almost none and according to Asus the "Splendid video enhancement technology detects the activation and usage of video applications and automatically optimizes image quality for the best visual results". No gaming optimizations were included and so the performance, when gaming, is exactly like the standard edition.
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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