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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset GeForce 8100 nForce 720a
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 11200%
Hitman 3 7250% 14600%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 10235%
The Medium 6950% 14000%
Resident Evil 8 5550% 11200%
FIFA 21 2750% 5600%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 9900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 15800%
Genshin Impact 5550% 11200%
Far Cry 6 8075% 16250%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel G43 Express Chipset are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8100 nForce 720a.

The G43 Express Chipset was released over a year more recently than the 8100 nForce, and so the G43 Express Chipset is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 8100 nForce.

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 GeForce 8100 nForce 720a 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 GeForce 8100 nForce 720a are the same, which means the G43 Express Chipset and the 8100 nForce have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The 8100 nForce has 8 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 but there is no entry for the GeForce 8100 nForce 720a.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Aug 2008vs17 Apr 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory Speed-vs800 MHz
Memory Bus-vs-
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth-vs-
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs8
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs8
Texture Rate-vs4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs1920x1440
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power24 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM-2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-800x600

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.
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