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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7290 GeForce4 Go 420
Cyberpunk 2077 6357% 13352%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5806% 12204%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5614% 11805%
Hitman 3 8300% 17400%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8986% 18829%
FIFA 21 3157% 6686%
Far Cry 6 9243% 19364%
Genshin Impact 6357% 13352%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9157% 19186%
Watch Dogs Legion 6129% 12876%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7290 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce4 Go 420.

The Radeon HD 7290 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 Go 420, and so the Radeon HD 7290 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce4 Go 420 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 GeForce4 Go 420 has 32 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 7290 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 7290 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce4 Go 420 has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7290 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce4 Go 420 is 0. The Radeon HD 7290 having 16 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce4 Go 420 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 7290 requires 9 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce4 Go 420.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed280 MHzvs200 MHz
Boost Clock400 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 LovelandNV17M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs06 Feb 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
2.1
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1600x900
1.5
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1920x1080
0.8
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2560x1440
0.5
green tick vs -
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs32 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs32 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs800MB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs2
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power9 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs7.0
Shader Model5.0vs-
Open GL4.3vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU C-70-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1280x720-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 7290 is an Integrated Graphics Card, on the APU C-70, 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 Loveland which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 280MHz and goes up to 400MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 533MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus Radeon HD 7310's performance may vary from system to system.

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

Performance
Radeon HD 7290 is a direct re-brand of Radeon HD 6290.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with the older Radeon HD 6290.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7290.
GeForce4 Go 420 is an entry-middle-class GPU part of the GeForce4 Go Series released by in 2002.
It's based on the architecture "NV17M", same used on the desktop 'GeForce4 MX440' but slower due to the lower clock frequencies and the cheaper Memory Bus .
The performance is very limited, so today's games are unplayable.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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