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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) GeForce 405
Cyberpunk 2077 2913% 3667%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2656% 3345%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2567% 3233%
FIFA 21 1420% 1800%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2567% 3233%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4220% 5300%
Watch Dogs Legion 2807% 3533%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2753% 3467%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4140% 5200%
Genshin Impact 2913% 3667%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 405.

The HD 8350 has a 61 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GeForce 405. This results in the HD 8350 providing 0.5 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 8350 has a 61 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 405 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 8350 providing 0.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 8350 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 405, 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 GeForce 405.

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 GeForce 405 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 8350, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 8350 has superior memory performance.

The HD 8350 has 0.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 405, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8350 is marginally better than the GeForce 405.

The Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 405 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8350 is 26 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 405 is 22. The HD 8350 having 4 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 8350 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 405.

The Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce 405 requires 25 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the HD 8350 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 405. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs589 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale Cedar PROTesla GT218
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date08 Jan 2013vs16 Sep 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs790 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs12.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units8vs8
Texture Rate5.2 GTexel/svs4.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs2.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU250 Watts & 17 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G1610 2.6GHzvsIntel Celeron G440 1.6GHz
Recommended RAM2 GBvs3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs800x600

Gaming Performance Value

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).
GeForce 405 (OEM only) is an entry-level Gfx based on the 2009, 40nm, second-generation unified architecture and not in the Fermi architecture, like the rest of the series and is a renamed GeForce 210 (2nd revision).
It's based on the GT218 Core (same used on GeForce 210) and offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 589MHz and the memory clock operates at 790MHz.
It comes with two variants: one with a frame buffer of 512MB and another with 1GB - both offer the same performance.
GeForce 405 is a renamed GeForce 210, with a lower TDP and so it's only suited for modest 3D games (high settings). Modern demanding games will have to be played at the lowest settings or are unplayable at all. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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