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ATI Radeon HD 4250

October 1st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

ATI Radeon HD4250 ( Also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250) is an entry level discrete graphics component, that comes as a part of the chipset( AMD 880G).  A chipset  is a component ( an IC) that connects to the processor. It is one of the most widely used graphics component in entry level notebooks. Do not rely upon  ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 for your high end gaming needs. It is good enough for your video encoding and decoding needs and entry level games at low resolution.

The UVD 2 Video Engine in Radeon HD 4250  is capable of decoding lot of High Definition video formats such as MPEG -2, H.264 and VC1 and it also allows a fluent playback of these formats.  This reduces the utilization of the CPU time and eventually leads to higher system performance.

The graphics core of the ATI Radeon HD 4250 is leveraged from the Mobility Radeon HD 3400 series chipsets, so these are DirectX 10.1 capable. These doesn’t have separate graphics memory which hinders the performance a little when compared to HD 3400 series which has a separate graphics memory. The graphics memory is dropped in this model in order to get the price under control.

Radeon HD4250 is based on the HD 3400 graphics core and the features are leveraged from UVD 2 video engine, which has the capability to decode HD videos. The Avivo HD can decode two High Definition streams simultaneously. Performance of HD 4250 is similar to  HD 4200 butt the former has lower power consumption.

Enhancements in  HD 4250 as compared to the older graphics chipsets like HD 3200,  include support for DirectX 10.1 and the  UVD2 Video decoder. The HD 3200 was the first ever onboard graphics card that allowed the fluent playback for the blu-ray videos.

Games such as star craft 2 or similar games should be playable on this chipsets also. But when we compare to the older breed of the onboard graphic chipsets like GMA 4500 MHD, the HD 4250 is way faster.

ATI The new Intel HD Graphics in the core ix CPUs which are based on the Arrandale architecture the performance is almost same but when you take the driver support into consideration the AMD support is way better.

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  1. NMG
    October 26th, 2011 at 11:18 | #1

    HI, …JUST TO CLARIFY, AM I CORRECT THAT THE ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4250 IS NOT AN INDEPENDENT VIDEO CARD? IT CLAIMS TO HAVE 256 RAM SO THAT MADE ME THINK IT WAS, BUT ALL THE CHIPSET TALK MAKES ME THINK IT IS NOT AN INDEPENDENT VIDEO CARD. I JUST NEED TO BE SURE BECAUSE I AM ABOUT TO PURCHASE AN EXPENSIVE DESIGN PROGRAM THAT RECOMMENDS “independent video card. Please avoid built in video card (chipset)”. AND I’D LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NEW SOFTWARE WILL RUN. ..THANKS

  2. April 16th, 2012 at 09:00 | #2

    I found the HD 4250 in some of the motherboard (one of which is the ASUS M4A88T-M), had a decent performance, although not significantly

  3. April 3rd, 2013 at 10:24 | #3

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  4. Jamie
    June 28th, 2013 at 17:37 | #4

    I was reading awhile back that you can use a discrete video card with the onboard video as you would two discrete cards installed on a motherboard with room for both. But I don’t know which video card to use in conjuction with this hd 4250 on board integrated video.

  5. cynical
    July 18th, 2013 at 07:46 | #5

    i dont know wat laptops yall re using..i use a hp 625 with amd ati radeon hd 4250…so u can google d specs..well so far so good, dis video card or chipset or watever is very impressive….i hv games like crysis 2, mass effect 3, resident evil 5, crash time 5 call of duty blackops, modern warfare 2&3etc………..and dey run well and fast with minimal or no game settings adjustment.(vsync and antialiasing shud b turnd off on game settings
    .had problems with nfs most wanted 2012 and gta Iv eflc, low settings….buh hd4250 has exceeded my xpectations…..plannin on gettin hitman absolution!!…,

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