ATI Radeon HD 4250

The AMD ATI Radeon HD 4250 (sometimes also ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 called) is an onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip in the RS880M chipset. It is based on the HD 3400 graphics core and features the UVD 2 video engine to decode HD videos. Compared to the HD 4200, the 4250 offers a similar performance, but the power consumption could be a bit better.

Compared to the old HD 3200, the 4250 supports DirectX 10.1 and features the UVD2 video decoder.

The UVD 2 video engine is able to decode HD videos (H.264 and VC-1 in all stages, MPEG2 only IDCT) and allows the fluent playback of HD videos (e.g. Blu-ray) with a relative low CPU utilization (called Avivo HD). The UVD 2 in the HD 4250 supports the decoding of two video stream and therefore got a full Blu-Ray support.

The graphics core of the HD 4250 stems from the Mobility Radeon HD 3400 series and is therefore DirectX 10.1 capable. Because of the missing graphics memory, the performance of the card is a bit lower than of the HD 34x0. Theroretically, dedicated memory chips can be directly added to the chip, making it a dedicated graphics card (called sideport). Because of pricing it is unclear if any manufacturer will add memory to the chip.

The 3D performance is heavily depending on the used processor. With a fast Phenom II CPU for example less demanding games like Left 4 Dead or Starcraft 2 were playable in low settings and resolutions. With a slow V-Series CPU however, only old games like Doom 3 or Quake 4 should be playable. Compared to older onboad graphic chips (e.g., GMA 4500MHD), the HD 4250 is much faster. The new Intel HD Graphics in the Core ix Arrandale CPUs, offers a similar performance, but the driver support by AMD should be better.

The mobile Radeon HD 4250 should be identical to the desktop version (the desktop  hd 4250 may be minimal higher clocked), although faster processors used in desktop systems may lead to better benchmarks.

 

ManufacturerATI
Radeon HD 4000 Series

Radeon HD 4270

40 @ 590MHz
Radeon HD 4250 40 @ 500MHz

Radeon HD 4200

40 @ 500MHz

Radeon HD 4225

40 @ 380MHz

Radeon HD 4100

40 @ 350MHz
CodenameRS880M
ArchitectureRV6xx
Pipelines40 - unified
Core Speed *500 MHz
Shader Speed *500 MHz
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryyes
shared memory
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.0
technology55 nm
FeaturesAvivo HD (UVD2), Hybrid Graphics Technology, PCI-E 2.0, Vari-Bright (Bildschirmhelligkeit automtisch anpassen), HDCP support, Display Cache
Date of Announcement01.05.2010
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 147      avg: 172 (0%)     median: 172 (0%)     max: 197 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 194      avg: 227 (1%)     median: 227 (1%)     max: 260 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1016      avg: 1545.4 (5%)     median: 1543.5 (5%)     max: 2110 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2811      avg: 3126.8 (8%)     median: 3103 (8%)     max: 3585 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2652      avg: 3622 (2%)     median: 3754 (2%)     max: 4343 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6344      avg: 7995.3 (13%)     median: 8689 (14%)     max: 8953 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 940      avg: 1858.4 (7%)     median: 2188 (8%)     max: 2667 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3.4      avg: 3.5 (3%)     median: 3.5 (3%)     max: 3.62 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1350      avg: 1939.7 (16%)     median: 2117 (17%)     max: 2342 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 4.2      avg: 5.1 (65%)     median: 5.2 (66%)     max: 5.4 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 3      avg: 3.7 (47%)     median: 3.7 (47%)     max: 4.5 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
14 44 56 ~ 38 fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
9.6  fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
13.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
6.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Left 4 Dead
low 640x480
45  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
16  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
low 800x600
18 42 ~ 30 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
4 14 ~ 9 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
5  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
high 1024x768
27  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
World of Warcraft
low 800x600
31  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
17  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics card

Asus Eee PC 1015T: AMD V-Series V105, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  Review » Review Asus Eee PC 1015T Netbook

Asus Eee PC 1215T: AMD Athlon II Neo K125, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  Review » Review Asus Eee PC 1215T Netbook

HP 625 WS835EA: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review HP 625 Notebook

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103SG: AMD V-Series V140, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  Review » Review HP Compaq Presario CQ56 Notebook

HP Compaq Presario CQ62-A04sg: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review HP Compaq Presario CQ62 Notebook

HP ProBook 6555b: AMD Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review HP ProBook 6555b Notebook

Acer Aspire 5551: AMD Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5551

Acer Aspire 5551-P32G32Mn: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5551-P32G32Mn

Acer Aspire 5552-P322G32Mn: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5552-P322G32Mn

Acer eMachines D442-142G25Mikk: AMD V-Series V140, 14.0", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Acer eMachines D442-142G25Mikk

Advent Monza N2: AMD Athlon II N330, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Advent Monza N2

Asus Eee PC 1015T: AMD V-Series V105, 10.1", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1015T

Asus Eee PC 1215T: AMD Athlon II Neo K125, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1215T

Asus Eee PC 1215T-MU17-SL: AMD Athlon II Neo K125, 12.1", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee PC 1215T-MU17-SL

Dell Inspiron iM501R-1212PBL: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron iM501R-1212PBL

Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK

Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB: AMD Phenom II X3 N850, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB

Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D: AMD Athlon II P340, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D

Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB: AMD Phenom II X3 N870, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB

Dell Inspiron M5030: AMD V-Series V120, 15.6", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron M5030

Gateway NV50A02u: AMD Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Gateway NV50A02u

Gateway NV53A52u : AMD Turion II P540, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Gateway NV53A52u

HP 625 WS835EA: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP HP 625 WS835EA

HP 625-XN839EA: AMD V-Series V160, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP 625-XN839EA

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100SG: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100SG

HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103SG: AMD V-Series V140, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103SG

HP Compaq Presario CQ62-220US: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq Presario CQ62-220US

HP Compaq Presario CQ62-225nr: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq Presario CQ62-225nr

HP Compaq Presario CQ62-A04sg: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq Presario CQ62-A04sg

HP G32-240US: AMD Turion II P520, 14.0", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP G32-240US

HP G42-243CL: AMD Turion II M520, 14.0", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP G42-243CL

HP G42-415DX: AMD Athlon II P340, 14.0", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP G42-415DX

HP G62-355dx: AMD Athlon II P340, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP G62-355dx

HP Pavilion dm1-2010sf : AMD Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm1-2010sf

HP Pavilion dv5-2035dx: AMD Turion II P520, 14.5", 2.4 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv5-2035dx

HP Pavilion dv6-3010us: AMD Turion II P520, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3010us

HP Pavilion dv6-3013cl: AMD Phenom II X4 N930, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3013cl

HP Pavilion dv6-3040us: AMD Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3040us

HP Pavilion dv6-3055dx: AMD Phenom II X4 N930, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3055dx

HP Pavilion dv6-3122us: AMD Turion II M540, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3122us

HP Pavilion dv6-3123cl: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3123cl

HP Pavilion dv6-3143cl: AMD Turion II Ultra M640, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3143cl

HP Pavilion dv6-3243cl: AMD Phenom II X2 N660, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6-3243cl

HP Pavilion dv7-4053cl: AMD Phenom II X2 N620, 17.3", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-4053cl

HP Pavilion dv7-4153cl: AMD Turion II P540, 17.3", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-4153cl

HP Pavilion dv7-4165dx: AMD Phenom II X3 N850, 17.3", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-4165dx

HP Pavilion dv7-4171us: AMD Phenom II X3 N850, 17.3", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-4171us

HP Pavilion dv7-4263cl: AMD Phenom II X3 P860, 17.3", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-4263cl

HP Pavilion g7-1131sf: AMD Athlon II P360, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g7-1131sf

HP ProBook 4425s: AMD Athlon II P320, 14.0", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 4425s

HP ProBook 4425s-WZ223UT: AMD Phenom II X4 P920, 14.0", 2.3 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 4425s-WZ223UT

HP ProBook 4525s-WK401EA: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 4.3 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 4525s-WK401EA

HP ProBook 6555b: AMD Phenom II X3 N830, 15.6", 2.7 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 6555b

HP ProBook 6555b-WD770EA: AMD Phenom II X3 N850, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP ProBook 6555b-WD770EA

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-NVN2PUK: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-NVN2PUK

Packard Bell Easynote TK83-RB-005GE: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.3", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Packard Bell Easynote TK83-RB-005GE

Sony Vaio VPC-EE23FX/BI: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.5", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EE23FX/BI

Sony Vaio VPC-EE3E0E/WI: AMD Athlon II P340, 15.5", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EE3E0E/WI

Sony Vaio VPC-EE3J1E/WI: AMD Athlon II P340, 15.5", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EE3J1E/WI

Sony Vaio VPC-EF2E1E/WI: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 3.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPC-EF2E1E/WI

Sony Vaio VPCEE2E1E/WI : AMD Athlon II P320, 17.3", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VPCEE2E1E/WI

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5043: AMD V-Series V120, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5043

Toshiba Satellite C660D-10P: AMD Athlon II P340, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite C660D-10P

Toshiba Satellite C660D-10W: AMD V-Series V140, 15.6", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite C660D-10W

Toshiba Satellite L645: AMD Athlon II P320, 14.0", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L645

Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4025: AMD Athlon II P320, 14.0", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4025

Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4030: AMD Turion II P520, 14.0", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4030

Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4036: AMD Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4036

Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4106: AMD Phenom II X2 N660, 14.0", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4106

Toshiba Satellite L655D-12K: AMD Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L655D-12K

Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5164RD: AMD Phenom II X4 P960, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5164RD

Toshiba Satellite L675D-7106: AMD Phenom II X3 P860, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L675D-7106

Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022: AMD Phenom II X3 P820, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022

Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7046: AMD Phenom II X3 N850, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7046

Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7049: AMD Turion II P540, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7049

Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7052: AMD Phenom II X2 N640, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7052

Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7060: AMD Turion II P540, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7060

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
Sortable and restrainable list of all GPUs with benchmarks (e.g. 3DMarks).

» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-17)