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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset HD i5 2405S
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 3617%
Hitman 3 7250% 4736%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 3300%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 3189%
FIFA 21 2750% 1775%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 5130%
Far Cry 6 8075% 5278%
Genshin Impact 5550% 3617%
Battlefield 6 7250% 4736%
Resident Evil 8 5550% 3617%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 2405S are significantly better than the Intel G43 Express Chipset.

The HD i5 2405S was released over a year more recently than the G43 Express Chipset, and so the HD i5 2405S 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.

Neither the G43 Express Chipset nor the HD i5 2405S have an entry for video memory, so the two GPUs cannot be compared in this area.

Both the G43 Express Chipset and the HD i5 2405S 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 and the HD i5 2405S requires 65 Watts. The HD i5 2405S requires 41 Watts more than the G43 Express Chipset to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i5 2405S may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the G43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEaglelakeSandy Bridge
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs30 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

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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VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Wattsvs65 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL2.1vs3.1
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Notebook GPUnono

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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 i5 2405S is specific version of Intel HD Graphics 3000 that is built into the 'Intel Core i5 2405S' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Saints Row The Third, Battlefield 3, etc on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high settings.
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