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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset ION
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 10765%
Hitman 3 7250% 14035%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 9838%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 9515%
FIFA 21 2750% 5381%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 15188%
Far Cry 6 8075% 15621%
Genshin Impact 5550% 10765%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 8000% 15477%
Battlefield 6 7250% 14035%

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

The ION was released over a year more recently than the G43 Express Chipset, and so the ION is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the G43 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 G43 Express Chipset and the ION 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 ION are the same, which means the G43 Express Chipset and the ION have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The ION 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 ION requires 12 Watts. The G43 Express Chipset requires 12 Watts more than the ION 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 ION.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs475 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEaglelakeGT218
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs10 Jan 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
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Memory Bus-vs-
Memory TypeDDR3vs-
Memory Bandwidth-vs-
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-vs16
Actual Shader Performance-vs1%
Technology-vs40nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Wattsvs12 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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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.
Next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics energize your PC with over 10 times the performance of integrated graphics. Go beyond simple Internet browsing with a media-savvy ION GPU. Experience full 1080p video on sites like YouTube HD or from Blu-Ray discs. Play the most popular PC games like World of Warcraft or accelerate popular video and photo apps, boosting performance of editing and converting videos, face tagging photos, and much more. Only ION delivers the Windows 7 Home Premium experience including the rich 3D user interface. NVIDIA ION packs a premium graphics punch at a fraction of the size.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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