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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) HD i5 2500
Cyberpunk 2077 2913% 3487%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2656% 3181%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2567% 3075%
FIFA 21 1420% 1710%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2567% 3075%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4220% 5043%
Watch Dogs Legion 2807% 3360%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2753% 3297%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4140% 4948%
Genshin Impact 2913% 3487%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) are noticeably better than the Intel HD i5 2500.

The HD 8350 was released over a year more recently than the HD i5 2500, and so the HD 8350 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD i5 2500.

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 HD 8350 has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i5 2500 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD 8350 has 80 Shader Processing Units but the HD i5 2500 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) requires 25 Watts to run and the HD i5 2500 requires 95 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the HD 8350. The HD i5 2500 requires 70 Watts more than the HD 8350 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i5 2500 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8350.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale Cedar PROSandy Bridge
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date08 Jan 2013vs30 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
1.1
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs10.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate5.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs95 Watts
Recommended PSU250 Watts & 17 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.3vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) is an OEM Only, entry-level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
Terascale was AMD's first Unified Shader Architecture. In addition to being manufactured with a 40nm Technology, against the 55nm of previous Graphics Cards, it supports DirectX 10 and the Shaders now called Shader Processing Units have been redesigned and do all the Graphical work of Pixel and Vertex Shaders.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Cedar PRO which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 650MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 800MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Eyefinity, Stream Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 18W, it requires at least a 250W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 6350 and performs exactly like it.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is extremely limited and even the older GeForce GT 220 is still faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 2GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8350 (OEM).
HD i5 2500 is specific version of Intel HD 2000 graphics that is built into the 'Intel Core i5 2500' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row The Third, Battlefield 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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