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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset HD i3 540
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 3263%
Hitman 3 7250% 4275%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 2976%
Resident Evil 8 5550% 3263%
FIFA 21 2750% 1596%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 4632%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 2876%
Genshin Impact 5550% 3263%
The Medium 6950% 4096%
Far Cry 6 8075% 4766%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i3 540 are significantly better than the Intel G43 Express Chipset.

The HD i3 540 was released over a year more recently than the G43 Express Chipset, and so the HD i3 540 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 HD i3 540 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD i3 540 has 10.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the G43 Express Chipset, which means that the memory performance of the HD i3 540 is slightly better than the G43 Express Chipset.

Both the G43 Express Chipset and the HD i3 540 have 0 Shader Processing Units. 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 HD i3 540.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs733 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEaglelakeClarkdale
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs30 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed-vs667 MHz
Memory Bus-vs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs10.7GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Watts-
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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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.
HD i3 540 is the specific version of the 'GMA/Intel Media Graphics Accelerator' that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-540 3.06GHz'. With no dedicated memory, it uses system memory up to 1 GB on Windows XP and 1.7GB on Windows Vista/7. Unlike the second gen 'Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000', very demanding games might not run at all and only very old games will run on high settings smoothly.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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