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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel GM965 Express Chipset Intel GMA 950
Cyberpunk 2077 16605% 24400%
Call of Duty Warzone 12059% 17733%
Minecraft: Dungeons 12741% 18733%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18480% 27150%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16605% 24400%
Valorant 1093% 1650%
Maneater 10355% 15233%
Phantasy Star Online 2 1605% 2400%
Doom Eternal 12286% 18067%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 11605% 17067%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel GM965 Express Chipset are significantly better than the Intel GMA 950.

The GM965 Express Chipset was released over a year more recently than the GMA 950, and so the GM965 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 950.

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 950 has 224 MB video memory, but the GM965 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the GM965 Express Chipset and the GMA 950 have 0 Shader Processing Units. 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.

The GM965 Express Chipset requires 14 Watts to run and the GMA 950 requires 7 Watts. The GM965 Express Chipset requires 7 Watts more than the GMA 950 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GM965 Express Chipset to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GMA 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs400 MHz
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Architecture-Calistoga
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2007vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed333 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR2vs-
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/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

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Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power14 Wattsvs7 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs9
Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL2.0vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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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.The new Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Intel® GMA 950) graphics core is an intelligent and responsive graphics engine built into the chipset that is on the motherboard. This integration provides incredible visual quality, faster graphics performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.
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