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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R5 235 Radeon HD 8350 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 2052% 2913%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1869% 2656%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1805% 2567%
FIFA 21 986% 1420%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1805% 2567%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 1652% 2353%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2986% 4220%
Watch Dogs Legion 1976% 2807%
Genshin Impact 2052% 2913%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2929% 4140%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R5 235 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8350 (OEM).

The Radeon R5 235 has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 8350. This results in the Radeon R5 235 providing 1 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 Radeon R5 235 has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8350 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R5 235 providing 0.5 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 Radeon R5 235 was released less than a year after the HD 8350, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R5 235 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 8350, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R5 235 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon R5 235 has 1.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8350, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R5 235 is marginally better than the HD 8350.

The Radeon R5 235 has 160 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R5 235 is 62 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8350 is 26. The Radeon R5 235 having 36 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R5 235 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8350.

The Radeon R5 235 requires 35 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) requires 25 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the Radeon R5 235 and a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the HD 8350. The Radeon R5 235 requires 10 Watts more than the HD 8350 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R5 235 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 8350.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Caicos XTTerascale Cedar PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date21 Dec 2013vs08 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
3.6
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1600x900
2.6
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2.1
1920x1080
1.9
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1.5
2560x1440
1.4
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units160vs80
Actual Shader Performance3%vs1%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs8
Texture Rate6.2 GTexel/svs5.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 26 Ampsvs250 Watts & 17 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G1630 2.8GHzvsIntel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R5 235 is an OEM only, entry-level Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Caicos XT which has 2 Compute Units activated and thus offers 160 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 775MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 533MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon R5 235 is essentially a fast Radeon HD 6450 v3.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance around of a GeForce GT 520.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 2GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R5 235.
Overview
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).
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