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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon 9600 PRO PC/Mac Edition Radeon HD 8350 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 3692% 2913%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3368% 2656%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3256% 2567%
FIFA 21 1813% 1420%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3256% 2567%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 2987% 2353%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 5336% 4220%
Watch Dogs Legion 3558% 2807%
Genshin Impact 3692% 2913%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5236% 4140%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon 9600 PRO PC/Mac Edition.

The HD 8350 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the 9600 PRO. This results in the HD 8350 providing 3.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the HD 8350 supports up to DirectX 11.0.

The HD 8350 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed than the 9600 PRO and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 8350 providing 1 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 9600 PRO, 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 9600 PRO 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 9600 PRO, 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 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 9600 PRO, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8350 is marginally better than the 9600 PRO.

The Radeon 9600 PRO PC/Mac Edition has 4 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the 9600 PRO is 1 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8350 is 26. The HD 8350 having 25 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 9600 PRO.

The HD 8350 transistor size technology is 90 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9600 PRO. This means that the HD 8350 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9600 PRO. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 8350 should consume less power than the 9600 PRO.

The Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) requires 25 Watts to run but there is no entry for the 9600 PRO. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the 9600 PRO and a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the HD 8350. The 9600 PRO has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the HD 8350. The difference is significant enough that the 9600 PRO may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8350.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV360Terascale Cedar PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Aug 2005vs08 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed300 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth4.8GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs80
Actual Shader Performance0%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs5.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.6 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-25 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Wattsvs250 Watts & 17 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model2.0vs5.0
Open GL2.0vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM2 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution800x600vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon 9600 PRO PC/Mac Edition is a directX 9 capable card based on the RV300 architecture.
Based on the RV360 Core, it equips 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory of DDR. While the central unit runs at 400MHz, the memory clock operates 300MHz.
Compared to the reference Radeon HD 9600 PRO, it features twice as much video memory which will prove useful in some modern games but it's still not suited for a 720p resolution, as its memory size is still limited and memory bandwidth is very reduced.
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).
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