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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset FireGL 8800
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 5847%
Hitman 3 7250% 7637%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 5339%
Resident Evil 8 5550% 5847%
FIFA 21 2750% 2900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 8268%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 5163%
The Medium 6950% 7321%
Genshin Impact 5550% 5847%
Far Cry 6 8075% 8505%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel G43 Express Chipset are marginally better than the AMD FireGL 8800.

The G43 Express Chipset was released over three years more recently than the FireGL 8800, and so the G43 Express Chipset is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the FireGL 8800 when running the latest games.

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 8800 has 128 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 G43 Express Chipset has 0 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL 8800 has 2. 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 G43 Express Chipset requires 24 Watts to run but there is no entry for the FireGL 8800. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL 8800, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the G43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs300 MHz
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ArchitectureEaglelake-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs01 Jan 2001
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed-vs290 MHz
Memory Bus-vs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs2.3GB/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-vs2
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Watts-
Recommended PSU-300 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX10vs8.1
Shader Model4.0vs1.4
Open GL2.1vs1.4
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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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.
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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