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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3 Intel Q43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3667% 5180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3345% 4729%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3233% 4573%
Hitman 3 4800% 6769%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5200% 7330%
FIFA 21 1800% 2564%
Far Cry 6 5350% 7540%
Genshin Impact 3667% 5180%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 5300% 7470%
Watch Dogs Legion 3533% 4993%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3 are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The 8400 GS was released over a year more recently than the Q43 Express Chipset, and so the 8400 GS 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 8400 GS has 512 MB video memory, but the Q43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The 8400 GS has 16 Shader Processing Units but the Q43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3 requires 25 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Q43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed520 MHzvs533 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT218Eaglelake
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Jul 2010vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed400 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3 is the third revision of the entry-level GeForce 8400 GS.
Based on the 40nm GT218 Core (against the 80nm G86 of the first revision), it offers 16 Shader Processing Units which are not comparable to those of the first revision due to being from different architectures. It also features a 512MB frame buffer against the 256MB of the first revision which will prove useful on most 3D applications.
Its performance is significantly higher than the first and second revisions, it consumes less power and runs cooler due to the smaller die size.
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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