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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel Q43 Express Chipset GeForce 315 512MB
Cyberpunk 2077 5180% 3194%
Hitman 3 6769% 4186%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4729% 2913%
Resident Evil 8 5180% 3194%
FIFA 21 2564% 1562%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7330% 4536%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4573% 2815%
Genshin Impact 5180% 3194%
The Medium 6489% 4011%
Far Cry 6 7540% 4667%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 315 512MB are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The GeForce 315 512MB was released over a year more recently than the Q43 Express Chipset, and so the GeForce 315 512MB is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Q43 Express Chipset.

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 GeForce 315 512MB 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 GeForce 315 512MB has 48 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 315 512MB requires 33 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 GeForce 315 512MB, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Q43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs475 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs01 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs790 MHz
Memory Bus-vs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs12.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs48
Actual Shader Performance-vs3%
Texture Mapping Units-vs16
Texture Rate-vs7.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs8
Pixel Rate-vs3.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-33 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL2.1vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
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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.
GeForce 315 is an entry-level GFX based on the 2009, 40nm, second-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the GT216 Core and offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 475MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 790MHz.
Its therefore an underclocked GeForce GT 220 and should perform considerably worse.
Today's modern demanding games are only playable at the lowest settings or unplayable at all. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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