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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel GMA 3000 Intel Q43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 7144% 5180%
Hitman 3 9323% 6769%
Resident Evil 8 7144% 5180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 6525% 4729%
FIFA 21 3554% 2564%
Grand Theft Auto VI 10092% 7330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6310% 4573%
Genshin Impact 7144% 5180%
Far Cry 6 10381% 7540%
The Medium 8938% 6489%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Q43 Express Chipset are significantly better than the Intel GMA 3000.

The GMA 3000 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The Q43 Express Chipset was released over a year more recently than the GMA 3000, and so the Q43 Express Chipset is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GMA 3000.

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 GMA 3000 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 GMA 3000 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Q43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the GMA 3000 is marginally better than the Q43 Express Chipset.

The GMA 3000 has 8 Shader Processing Units and the Q43 Express Chipset has 0. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed-vs533 MHz
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Architecture-Eaglelake
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2006vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed400 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8vs-
Actual Shader Performance-vs-
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Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

DirectX9.0vs10
Shader Model3.0vs4.0
Open GL-vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel GMA 3000 is an integrated GPU that might come with some of Intel's old chipsets. Its performance, as well as its specifications will depend from chipset to chipset.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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Possible GPU Upgrades
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