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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD Xeon E3-1235 Intel Q43 Express Chipset
Hitman 3 4124% 6769%
Cyberpunk 2077 3147% 5180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2870% 4729%
Resident Evil 8 3147% 5180%
FIFA 21 1538% 2564%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4469% 7330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2774% 4573%
Genshin Impact 3147% 5180%
Far Cry 6 4598% 7540%
The Medium 3952% 6489%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Xeon E3-1235 are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The HD Xeon E3-1235 was released over a year more recently than the Q43 Express Chipset, and so the HD Xeon E3-1235 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Q43 Express Chipset.

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 Xeon E3-1235 and the Q43 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 Xeon E3-1235 has 21.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Q43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the HD Xeon E3-1235 is slightly better than the Q43 Express Chipset.

The HD Xeon E3-1235 has 12 Shader Processing Units but the Q43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs533 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeEaglelake
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2011vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed667 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs-
Actual Shader Performance2%vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD Xeon E3-1235 is a specific version of the Intel HD P3000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Intel Xeon E3-1235'.
Based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, it also features 12 Shader Processing Units, supports openGL up to 3.1, Shader up to 4.0 and DirectX 10.1. Just like other integrated GPUs, it uses system memory and the max memory supported is DDR3-1333, meaning the max memory speed is 667MHz. The CPUs only supports up to dual-channel memory, meaning a 128 bits bus is the largest bus width supported. It comes clocked at 850MHz but the Turbo Boost of the CPU can set it up to 1350MHz.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is on level with an entry-level NVIDIA GeForce GT 410M.
Intel Q43 Express Chipset comes embedded on the Intel Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel GMA X4500.
Various Intel Chipsets come with the Intel GMA X4500 but this one (and the Q45) seem to deliver the best performance. However, due to its characteristics (e.g. Shared Memory) the performance is still very limited but might be enough to play today's games at low or medium settings excluding, however, very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher II, that are probably unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
Note 1: Intel GMA X4500 does support DirectX 10 but even the most forgiving games might be unplayable due to the demand level.
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