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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 655K Intel Q43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3110% 5180%
Hitman 3 4076% 6769%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2836% 4729%
Resident Evil 8 3110% 5180%
FIFA 21 1519% 2564%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4417% 7330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2741% 4573%
The Medium 3906% 6489%
Genshin Impact 3110% 5180%
Far Cry 6 4545% 7540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 655K are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The HD i5 655K was released over a year more recently than the Q43 Express Chipset, and so the HD i5 655K 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 HD i5 655K 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 i5 655K has 10.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Q43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the HD i5 655K is slightly better than the Q43 Express Chipset.

Both the HD i5 655K and the Q43 Express Chipset 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 HD i5 655K requires 73 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Q43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed733 MHzvs533 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Mar 2010vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed667 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/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 Units-vs-
Actual Shader Performance-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power73 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-655K 3.2GHz-
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewN/AIntel 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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