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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon 9600 Series Radeon 9250
Cyberpunk 2077 7001% 13143%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5069% 9540%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5069% 9540%
Doom Eternal 4344% 8188%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7001% 13143%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 99% 271%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7799% 14630%
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem 3233% 6116%
Planet Zoo 5456% 10260%
Need For Speed Heat 5069% 9540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon 9600 Series are significantly better than the AMD Radeon 9250.

The Radeon 9250 was released less than a year after the Radeon 9600 Series, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 Radeon 9600 Series and the Radeon 9250 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon 9600 Series has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon 9250, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon 9600 Series is marginally better than the Radeon 9250.

Both the Radeon 9600 Series and the Radeon 9250 have 4 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed325 MHzvs240 MHz
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ArchitectureRV350RV280
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Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2003vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs2048x1536
VGA Connections-vs1
DVI Connections-vs1
HDMI Connections-vs0
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GPU Features

DirectX9vs8.1
Shader Model2.0vs1.4
Open GL2.0vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Radeon R300 (introduced August 2002) is the third generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The line features 3D acceleration based upon Direct3D 9.0 and OpenGL 2.0, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R200 design. R300 was the first fully Direct3D 9-capable consumer graphics chip. The processors also include 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. R300 refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. R300 and its derivatives would form the basis for ATI's consumer and professional product lines for over 3 years.
The integrated graphics processor based upon R300 is called Xpress 200.
The Radeon R200 is the second generation of Radeon graphics chips from ATI Technologies. The architecture features 3D acceleration based upon Microsoft Direct3D 8.0 and OpenGL 1.3, a major improvement in features and performance compared to the preceding Radeon R100 design. The GPU also includes 2D GUI acceleration, video acceleration, and multiple display outputs. 'R200' refers to the development codename of the initially released GPU of the generation. It is the basis for a variety of other succeeding products.
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