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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset GeForce 9400
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 10461%
Hitman 3 7250% 13638%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 9559%
The Medium 6950% 13078%
Resident Evil 8 5550% 10461%
FIFA 21 2750% 5227%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 9246%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 14760%
Genshin Impact 5550% 10461%
Far Cry 6 8075% 15180%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel G43 Express Chipset are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9400.

The GeForce 9400 was released less than a year after the G43 Express Chipset, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 G43 Express Chipset and the GeForce 9400 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the G43 Express Chipset and the GeForce 9400 are the same, which means the G43 Express Chipset and the GeForce 9400 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce 9400 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 9400 requires 12 Watts. The G43 Express Chipset requires 12 Watts more than the GeForce 9400 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the G43 Express Chipset to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 9400.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs580 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs01 Oct 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed-vs-
Memory Bus-vs-
Memory TypeDDR3vs-
Memory Bandwidth-vs-
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs16
Actual Shader Performance-vs1%
Texture Mapping Units-vs8
Texture Rate-vs4.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs2.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Wattsvs12 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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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.
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