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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset GeForce 315 512MB
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 3194%
Hitman 3 7250% 4186%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 2913%
The Medium 6950% 4011%
Resident Evil 8 5550% 3194%
FIFA 21 2750% 1562%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 2815%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 4536%
Genshin Impact 5550% 3194%
Far Cry 6 8075% 4667%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 315 512MB are significantly better than the Intel G43 Express Chipset.

The GeForce 315 512MB was released over a year more recently than the G43 Express Chipset, and so the GeForce 315 512MB 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 GeForce 315 512MB has 512 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 315 512MB has 48 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 315 512MB requires 33 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 315 512MB, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the G43 Express Chipset. The GeForce 315 512MB requires 9 Watts more than the G43 Express Chipset to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 315 512MB 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 MHzvs475 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs01 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs790 MHz
Memory Bus-vs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs12.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs48
Actual Shader Performance-vs3%
Texture Mapping Units-vs16
Texture Rate-vs7.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs8
Pixel Rate-vs3.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Wattsvs33 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL2.1vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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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.
GeForce 315 is an entry-level GFX based on the 2009, 40nm, second-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the GT216 Core and offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 475MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 790MHz.
Its therefore an underclocked GeForce GT 220 and should perform considerably worse.
Today's modern demanding games are only playable at the lowest settings or unplayable at all. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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