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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel G43 Express Chipset Intel Q45 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 5550% 5180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5068% 4729%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4900% 4573%
Hitman 3 7250% 6769%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7850% 7330%
FIFA 21 2750% 2564%
Far Cry 6 8075% 7540%
Genshin Impact 5550% 5180%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 8000% 7470%
Watch Dogs Legion 5350% 4993%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Q45 Express Chipset are very slightly better than the Intel G43 Express Chipset.

Both the G43 Express Chipset and the Q45 Express Chipset were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

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 Q45 Express Chipset 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 Q45 Express Chipset are the same, which means the G43 Express Chipset and the Q45 Express Chipset have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the G43 Express Chipset and the Q45 Express Chipset have 0 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking 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 Q45 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs533 MHz
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ArchitectureEaglelakeEaglelake
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Release Date01 Aug 2008vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

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Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
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L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Outputs

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VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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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
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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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.
Intel Q45 Express Chipset comes embedded on the Intel Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel GMA X4500.
Various Intel Chipsets come with the Intel GMA X4500 but this one (and the Q43) seem to deliver the best performance. However, due to its characteristics (e.g. Shared Memory) the performance is still very limited but might be enough to play today's games at low or medium settings excluding, however, very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher II, that are probably unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
Note 1: Intel GMA X4500 does support DirectX 10 but even the most forgiving games might be unplayable due to the demand level.
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