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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset GeForce 8500 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 3129%
Hitman 3 7250% 4100%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 2853%
Resident Evil 8 5550% 3129%
FIFA 21 2750% 1529%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 4443%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 2757%
Genshin Impact 5550% 3129%
The Medium 6950% 3929%
Far Cry 6 8075% 4571%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT are significantly better than the Intel G43 Express Chipset.

The G43 Express Chipset was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 8500 GT, and so the G43 Express Chipset is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 8500 GT.

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 8500 GT has 256 MB video memory, but the G43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8500 GT has 16 Shader Processing Units but the G43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The G43 Express Chipset requires 24 Watts to run and the GeForce 8500 GT requires 30 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce 8500 GT, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the G43 Express Chipset. The GeForce 8500 GT requires 6 Watts more than the G43 Express Chipset to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 8500 GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the G43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEaglelakeTesla G86
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs01 Apr 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
2.1
1920x1080 - vs green tick
1.4
2560x1440 - vs green tick
1
3840x2160 - vs green tick
0.5

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed-vs400 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth-vs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs16
Actual Shader Performance-vs1%
Technology-vs80nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs8
Texture Rate-vs3.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs1.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU-350 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10vs10.0
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz
Recommended RAM-3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel G43 Express Chipset comes embedded on the Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel GMA X4500.
Due to its characteristics (e.g. Shared Memory) the performance is very limited but might be enough to play today's games at low settings excluding, however, very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher II, that are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
GeForce 8500 GT is a middle-class GPU based on the 80nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G86 Core and offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR2. The central unit runs at 450MHz and the memory clock operates at 400MHz. It will consume no more than 45 Watt.
This GPU is only suited for a 1024x768 (or less) resolution. Most of today's games will only run at low settings and extremely demanding games might not run at all. DirectX 11 based games aren't supported and its performance will decrease drastically, as the resolution increases.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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