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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset ION LE
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 10173%
Hitman 3 7250% 13264%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 9295%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 8991%
FIFA 21 2750% 5082%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 14355%
Far Cry 6 8075% 14764%
Genshin Impact 5550% 10173%
Battlefield 6 7250% 13264%
Resident Evil 8 5550% 10173%

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

The G43 Express Chipset was released less than a year after the ION LE, 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 ION LE have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The ION LE has 8.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the G43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the ION LE is marginally better than the G43 Express Chipset.

The ION LE 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 LE requires 20 Watts. The G43 Express Chipset requires 4 Watts more than the ION LE 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 LE.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEaglelakeMCP79MX
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs03 Jun 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed-vs1066 MHz
Memory Bus-vs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth-vs8.5GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
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-vs0%
Technology-vs65nm
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 Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Wattsvs20 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM-2 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.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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