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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel Q43 Express Chipset FireGL V3400
Cyberpunk 2077 5180% 3119%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4729% 2844%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4573% 2749%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7330% 4430%
FIFA 21 2564% 1524%
Genshin Impact 5180% 3119%
Far Cry 6 7540% 4558%
Hitman 3 6769% 4088%
Watch Dogs Legion 4993% 3005%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 7470% 4515%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireGL V3400 are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The Q43 Express Chipset was released over a year more recently than the FireGL V3400, 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 FireGL V3400.

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 V3400 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 V3400 has 5 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 V3400, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Q43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEaglelake-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs14 Aug 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed-vs500 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs16GB/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-vs5
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
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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 Connections0vs2
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU-300 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX10vs9.0c
Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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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 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. The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, and mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, 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.
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