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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel Q43 Express Chipset FireGL Z1
Cyberpunk 2077 5180% 4990%
Hitman 3 6769% 6522%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4729% 4555%
The Medium 6489% 6251%
Resident Evil 8 5180% 4990%
FIFA 21 2564% 2468%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4573% 4405%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7330% 7062%
Genshin Impact 5180% 4990%
Far Cry 6 7540% 7265%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireGL Z1 are marginally better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The Q43 Express Chipset was released over three years more recently than the FireGL Z1, 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 FireGL Z1 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 FireGL Z1 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.

The FireGL Z1 has 4 Shader Processing Units but the Q43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL Z1, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Q43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs325 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEaglelake-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs21 Nov 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed-vs310 MHz
Memory Bus-vs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs9.9GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs4
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Technology-vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU-300 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX10vs9
Shader Model4.0vs-
Open GL2.1vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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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 FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
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