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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) Radeon HD 3450
Cyberpunk 2077 2913% 3907%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2656% 3565%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2567% 3446%
Watch Dogs Legion 2807% 3765%
FIFA 21 1420% 1921%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2567% 3446%
Godfall 4793% 6407%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4140% 5538%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4220% 5645%
Genshin Impact 2913% 3907%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 3450.

The HD 8350 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 3450. This results in the HD 8350 providing 2.8 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 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 3450 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 three years more recently than the Radeon HD 3450, and so the HD 8350 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon HD 3450 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 HD 8350 has 256 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 3450, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 8350 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 8350 has 4.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 3450, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8350 is marginally better than the Radeon HD 3450.

The Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) has 80 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3450 has 40. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8350 is 26 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 3450 is 24. The HD 8350 having 2 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 Radeon HD 3450.

The HD 8350 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 3450. This means that the HD 8350 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 3450. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 8350 should consume less power than the Radeon HD 3450.

The Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) requires 25 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 3450 requires 25 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the HD 8350 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the Radeon HD 3450. 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 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale Cedar PRORV620 LE
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date08 Jan 2013vs10 Dec 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs8GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs40
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units8vs4
Texture Rate5.2 GTexel/svs2.4 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 Ampsvs550 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.3vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G1610 2.6GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz
Recommended RAM2 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs800x600

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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).
Radeon HD 3450 is an entry-level GPU based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600.
It's based on the RV620 LE Core and offers 40 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR2. The central unit runs at 600MHz and the memory clock runs at up to 500MHz.
Its limited memory bandwidth makes today's games only playable at unattractive resolutions and using low (maybe) or medium presets. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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