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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition Intel Q43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3273% 5180%
Hitman 3 4288% 6769%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2985% 4729%
Resident Evil 8 3273% 5180%
FIFA 21 1601% 2564%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4646% 7330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2885% 4573%
Genshin Impact 3273% 5180%
The Medium 4109% 6489%
Far Cry 6 4781% 7540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition 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 1024 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 EVGA 1GB Edition requires 40 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Q43 Express Chipset. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 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

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed600 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth9.6GB/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 PSU350 Watts & 18 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 EVGA 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit still runs at 520MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 600MHz while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 1GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4.
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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