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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 2500 Desktop Intel Q43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3253% 5180%
Hitman 3 4262% 6769%
Resident Evil 8 3253% 5180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2967% 4729%
FIFA 21 1591% 2564%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4618% 7330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2867% 4573%
Genshin Impact 3253% 5180%
Far Cry 6 4752% 7540%
The Medium 4084% 6489%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 2500 Desktop are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The Graphics 2500 was released over three years more recently than the Q43 Express Chipset, and so the Graphics 2500 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 Graphics 2500 Desktop 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 Graphics 2500 has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Q43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics 2500 is slightly better than the Q43 Express Chipset.

The Graphics 2500 has 24 Shader Processing Units but the Q43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs533 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureIvy BridgeEaglelake
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2012vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs-
Actual Shader Performance4%vs-
Technology22nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units1vs-
Texture Rate0.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units1vs-
Pixel Rate0.7 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

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GPU Features

DirectX11vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics 2500 DEsktop are the successors of Intel HD Graphics 2000.
They come embedded on the new Intel Core i-5 Ivy Bridge CPUS.
The new features include DirectX 11 support, Shader Version of 5.0 and openGL Version of up to 4.0.
They offer 6 Execution Units (24 Shader Processing Units) and are manufactured with a 22nm technology.
Benchmarks indicate that today's games can be played at the lowest settings smoothly.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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