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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel Q43 Express Chipset HD i5 670
Grand Theft Auto VI 7330% 4576%
Battlefield 2042 7073% 4415%
Resident Evil 8 6769% 4224%
New World 4573% 2841%
Far Cry 6 7540% 4709%
The Ascent 9129% 5709%
FIFA 22 2564% 1576%
Forza Horizon 5 4059% 2518%
Star Citizen 4536% 2818%
Age of Empires IV 5180% 3224%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 670 are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The HD i5 670 was released over a year more recently than the Q43 Express Chipset, and so the HD i5 670 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.

Neither the Q43 Express Chipset nor the HD i5 670 have an entry for video memory, so the two GPUs cannot be compared in this area.

Both the Q43 Express Chipset and the HD i5 670 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 i5 670 requires 73 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Q43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs733 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs30 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

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 Power Requirements

Max Power-73 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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.
Intel HD i5 670 is the graphics card that is built into the Intel Core i5 670 processor. This card can handle games like, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in a pretty smooth frame rate. Overall a pgreat graphics card. A perfect fix for a non-hardcore gamer.
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