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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition Intel Q43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3129% 5180%
Hitman 3 4100% 6769%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2853% 4729%
Resident Evil 8 3129% 5180%
FIFA 21 1529% 2564%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4443% 7330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2757% 4573%
The Medium 3929% 6489%
Genshin Impact 3129% 5180%
Far Cry 6 4571% 7540%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Intel Q43 Express Chipset.

The Q43 Express Chipset was released over a year more recently than the 8500 GT, and so the Q43 Express Chipset is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 8500 GT.

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 8500 GT has 1024 MB video memory, but the Q43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The 8500 GT has 16 Shader Processing Units but the Q43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition requires 30 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Q43 Express Chipset. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8500 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed460 MHzvs533 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G86Eaglelake
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 May 2007vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed400 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce 8500 GT. See the page of the standard version for more information.
The new features include a small OC on the core-clock that went from 450MHz to 460MHz. The video memory size was increased to 1GB but that may prove useless, since high video memory usages results from gaming at extreme resolutions and using techniques like AA, MSAA. Due to its architecture limitations (in the core G86) GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition is not powerful enough to process that much information.
The performance boost is very reduced and so Very Demanding games will require very reduced settings while modern, demanding games will run fluently from low to medium settings.
Intel Q43 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 Q45) 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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