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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel GM965 Express Chipset HD i5 M540
Cyberpunk 2077 16605% 6376%
Call of Duty Warzone 12059% 4614%
Minecraft: Dungeons 12741% 4878%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18480% 7103%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16605% 6376%
Valorant 1093% 363%
Maneater 10355% 3953%
Phantasy Star Online 2 1605% 561%
Doom Eternal 12286% 4702%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 11605% 4437%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 M540 are massively better than the Intel GM965 Express Chipset.

The HD i5 M540 was released over a year more recently than the GM965 Express Chipset, and so the HD i5 M540 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GM965 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 GM965 Express Chipset and the HD i5 M540 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 M540 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GM965 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the HD i5 M540 is marginally better than the GM965 Express Chipset.

The HD i5 M540 has 12 Shader Processing Units but the GM965 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GM965 Express Chipset requires 14 Watts to run and the HD i5 M540 requires 35 Watts. The HD i5 M540 requires 21 Watts more than the GM965 Express Chipset to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i5 M540 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GM965 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
Architecture-Arrandale
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2007vs30 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed333 MHzvs533 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs17.1GB/sec
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 Units-vs12
Actual Shader Performance-vs1%
Technology-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power14 Wattsvs35 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel GM965 Express Chipset comes with most Core 2 Duo Mobile and with an integrated GMA X3100. Its performance is horrible and not recommended to any of today's games.HD i5 M540 is specific version of GMA5700MHD graphics that is built into the 'Intel Core i5 M540' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high settings.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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