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Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs ATI Radeon HD 4250

Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs ATI Radeon HD 4250

Intel’s HD graphics 3000 is the part of the Sandy Bridge processor while ATI Radeon HD 4250 ( Also called AMD Radeon HD 4250) is a part of the RS880M chipset. There are some inherent advantages of the Integrated Graphics – including lower power consumption and availability of higher memory bandwidth.

Radeon HD 4250 is a rather old graphics but still in use in a very large number of notebooks ( reduces the cost). The ATI Radeon HD 4250 trails in performance with respect to the Intel’s HD Graphics 3000. Perhaps it is more reasonable to compare Radeon HD 4250 with HD Graphics 2000.

AMD Radeon HD 4250 Vs Intel HD Graphics 3000

Feature AMD Radeon HD 4250
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Core / Shader Frequency 500 MHz 350-1350 MHz
No. of Pipeline / Shaders/Cores
40 Unified 12
Direct X Support
DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1 DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Lithography 55 nm 32 nm
Memory Support shared memory

 

Table 2 : AMD Radeon HD 4250 Vs Intel HD 3000 Benchmarking Comparison

The benchmark results have been rounded , wherever applicable , for quick comparison

Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 4250 Intel HD 3000
3DMark 03- 1024×768 resolution
3700 8600
3DMark 05- 1024×768 resolution 3200 6400
Windows 7 Experience Index – Gaming graphics
5.1 6.2
Cinebench R11.5 3.5 8.8

 

The Radeon HD 4250 is reasonably slower than the the Intel’s HD Graphics 3000. Notice that the benchmark will also depend weakly upon the CPU.

Table : Table : AMD Radeon HD 4250 Vs Intel HD 3000 gaming Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks AMD Radeon H587/D 4250 Intel HD 3000
Risen 2009 ( low setting)
13.1 fps 35 fps
Left 4 Dead 2008  ( High Setting)
16 fps 60 fps

Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) – High


12 fps 42 fps

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