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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) Intel G43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3356% 5550%
Hitman 3 4395% 7250%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3061% 5068%
The Medium 4212% 6950%
Resident Evil 8 3356% 5550%
FIFA 21 1643% 2750%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2958% 4900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4762% 7850%
Genshin Impact 3356% 5550%
Far Cry 6 4900% 8075%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) are significantly better than the Intel G43 Express Chipset.

The Graphics Desktop was released over three years more recently than the G43 Express Chipset, and so the Graphics Desktop is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the G43 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 Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) and the G43 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 Graphics Desktop has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the G43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics Desktop is slightly better than the G43 Express Chipset.

The Graphics Desktop has 6 Shader Processing Units but the G43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) requires 45 Watts to run and the G43 Express Chipset requires 24 Watts. The Graphics Desktop requires 21 Watts more than the G43 Express Chipset to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Graphics Desktop to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the G43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy BridgeEaglelake
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2012vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs-
Actual Shader Performance2%vs-
Texture Mapping Units1vs-
Texture Rate0.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units1vs-
Pixel Rate0.4 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs24 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 Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Ivy Bridge Desktop processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) perform slightly above the Intel HD 2500 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while some aren't even playable.
Intel G43 Express Chipset comes embedded on the Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel GMA X4500.
Due to its characteristics (e.g. Shared Memory) the performance is very limited but might be enough to play today's games at low settings excluding, however, very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher II, that are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
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