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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel Q43 Express Chipset HD i3 2100T
Hitman 3 6769% 6209%
Cyberpunk 2077 5180% 4750%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4729% 4336%
FIFA 21 2564% 2346%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7330% 6724%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4573% 4192%
Resident Evil 8 5180% 4750%
Genshin Impact 5180% 4750%
Far Cry 6 7540% 6917%
The Medium 6489% 5952%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i3 2100T are very slightly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The HD i3 2100T was released over a year more recently than the Q43 Express Chipset, and so the HD i3 2100T 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 Q43 Express Chipset and the HD i3 2100T have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD i3 2100T has 10.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Q43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the HD i3 2100T is slightly better than the Q43 Express Chipset.

Both the Q43 Express Chipset and the HD i3 2100T 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.

The HD i3 2100T requires 35 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Q43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEaglelakeSandy Bridge
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs30 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed-vs667 MHz
Memory Bus-vs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs10.7GB/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

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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-35 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs10.1
Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL2.1vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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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.
HD i3 2100T is a specific version of the Intel HD 2000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-2100T 2.5GHz'. It uses the CPU's Level 3 Cache (up to 3 MB, in this case) + part of the RAM installed on the system up to a maximum of approximately 1.7GB for Vista/7 and 1 GB for XP. The Memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 and the Dynamic Frequency Technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 650MHz to 1100MHz. Nevertheless it's still an integrated GPU with shared memory so its performance is very limited. Still, demanding games like Crysis 2 should still run on the lowest settings.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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