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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 3550 Intel G43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3667% 5550%
Hitman 3 4800% 7250%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3345% 5068%
Resident Evil 8 3667% 5550%
FIFA 21 1800% 2750%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5200% 7850%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3233% 4900%
The Medium 4600% 6950%
Genshin Impact 3667% 5550%
Far Cry 6 5350% 8075%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 3550 are significantly better than the Intel G43 Express Chipset.

The HD i5 3550 was released over three years more recently than the G43 Express Chipset, and so the HD i5 3550 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the G43 Express Chipset 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 HD i5 3550 and the G43 Express Chipset have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD i5 3550 has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the G43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the HD i5 3550 is slightly better than the G43 Express Chipset.

The HD i5 3550 has 6 Shader Processing Units but the G43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The G43 Express Chipset requires 24 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD i5 3550.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureIvy BridgeEaglelake
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2012vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-24 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD i5 3550 is a specific version of the Intel HD 2500 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i5-3550 Quad 3.3GHz'.
The new features include DirectX 11 and Tessellation support. Using Tesselation might not be a very good idea since even strong fast-middle-class GPUs struggle with it.
The core-clock is initially set at 650MHz and will go to up to 1150MHz, if necessary.
The max memory supported by the CPU is 1600MHz DDR3, therefore the max memory speed is 800MHz.
Benchmarks are yet to become available and so this GPU's rank is subject to change.
Intel G43 Express Chipset comes embedded on the Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel GMA X4500.
Due to its characteristics (e.g. Shared Memory) the performance is very limited but might be enough to play today's games at low settings excluding, however, very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher II, that are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
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