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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel Q43 Express Chipset Intel 945GM Express Family
Cyberpunk 2077 5180% 9558%
Hitman 3 6769% 12464%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4729% 8733%
Resident Evil 8 5180% 9558%
FIFA 21 2564% 4772%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7330% 13490%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4573% 8447%
The Medium 6489% 11951%
Genshin Impact 5180% 9558%
Far Cry 6 7540% 13874%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Q43 Express Chipset are significantly better than the Intel 945GM Express Family.

The Q43 Express Chipset was released over three years more recently than the 945GM Express Family, and so the Q43 Express Chipset is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 945GM Express Family 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 945GM Express Family has 128 MB video memory, but the Q43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the Q43 Express Chipset and the 945GM Express Family 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.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs224 MHz
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ArchitectureEaglelakeCalistoga
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
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Memory TypeDDR3vs-
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L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs1600x1200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

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GPU Features

DirectX10vs9
Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL2.1vs1.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel 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.
The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, or GMA, is Intel's current line of integrated graphics processors built into various motherboard chipsets.
These integrated graphics products allow a computer to be built without a separate graphics card, which can reduce cost, power consumption and noise. They are commonly found on low-priced notebook and desktop computers as well as business computers, which do not need high levels of graphics capability. 90% of all PCs sold have integrated graphics. They rely on the computer's main memory for storage, which imposes a performance penalty, as both the CPU and GPU have to access memory over the same bus.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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