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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Pentium G1620 Intel Q43 Express Chipset
Hitman 3 4301% 6769%
Cyberpunk 2077 3283% 5180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2994% 4729%
FIFA 21 1607% 2564%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4660% 7330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2894% 4573%
Resident Evil 8 3283% 5180%
Genshin Impact 3283% 5180%
Far Cry 6 4795% 7540%
The Medium 4122% 6489%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Pentium G1620 are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The HD Pentium G1620 was released over three years more recently than the Q43 Express Chipset, and so the HD Pentium G1620 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Q43 Express Chipset when running the latest games.

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 Pentium G1620 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 Pentium G1620 has 21.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Q43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the HD Pentium G1620 is slightly better than the Q43 Express Chipset.

The HD Pentium G1620 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 HD Pentium G1620 requires 55 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Q43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs533 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureIvy BridgeEaglelake
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date22 Jan 2013vs01 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 Units16vs-
Actual Shader Performance2%vs-
Texture Mapping Units2vs-
Texture Rate1.3 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
Pixel Rate1.3 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power55 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Pentium G1620 is a specific version of the Intel HD Graphics that comes embedded on the CPU 'Pentium G1620 2.7GHz'.
It's based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, meaning it features 6 SPUs. The GPU's clock is initially set at 550MHz and can go to up to 1050MHz. The max memory type supported is DDR3 1333MHz - therefore, the GFU's max memory clock is 667MHz.
Intel HD Pentium G1620's gaming performance is very limited and so most games will have to be played at very reduced settings while extremely demanding games are probably out of the question.
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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