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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 Intel Q43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3377% 5180%
Hitman 3 4423% 6769%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3080% 4729%
Resident Evil 8 3377% 5180%
FIFA 21 1654% 2564%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4792% 7330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2977% 4573%
Genshin Impact 3377% 5180%
The Medium 4238% 6489%
Far Cry 6 4931% 7540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The Q43 Express Chipset was released over a year more recently than the 8400 GS, and so the Q43 Express Chipset is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 8400 GS.

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. 4 requires 40 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Q43 Express Chipset. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the 8400 GS.

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 Date17 Apr 2007vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
2.1
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1920x1080
1.4
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2560x1440
0.9
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3840x2160
0.5
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed500 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power40 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron D 360-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 is an Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT218 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 520MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 40W, it requires relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no connectors are required.

Performance
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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