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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel 865G Intel G45 Express Chipset
Hitman 3 25689% 7250%
Cyberpunk 2077 19725% 5550%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 18032% 5068%
Resident Evil 8 19725% 5550%
FIFA 21 9900% 2750%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27795% 7850%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 17444% 4900%
Genshin Impact 19725% 5550%
Far Cry 6 28584% 8075%
The Medium 24637% 6950%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel G45 Express Chipset are massively better than the Intel 865G.

The G45 Express Chipset was released over three years more recently than the 865G, and so the G45 Express Chipset is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 865G when running the latest games.

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 865G has 16 MB video memory, but the G45 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the 865G and the G45 Express Chipset 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 865G requires 13 Watts to run and the G45 Express Chipset requires 24 Watts. The G45 Express Chipset requires 11 Watts more than the 865G to run. The difference is not significant enough for the G45 Express Chipset to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 865G.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs800 MHz
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OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2003vs01 Jun 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed-vs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDRvs-
Memory Bandwidth-vs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1280x1024vs-
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power13 Wattsvs24 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model-vs4.0
Open GL1.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel 865G comes embedded on the Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium Extreme Edition, Celeron, Celeron D CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel Extreme Graphics 2.
It only supports DirectX up to 7.0 so even DirectX 8/9 games aren't (hardware) supported. The performance is ridiculous and even very old games (before 2003) might require reduced settings. Today's games are, obviously, unplayable.
Intel G45 Express Chipset comes embedded on the Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel GMA X4500HD.
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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