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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition Intel G43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3129% 5550%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2853% 5068%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2757% 4900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4443% 7850%
FIFA 21 1529% 2750%
Genshin Impact 3129% 5550%
Far Cry 6 4571% 8075%
Hitman 3 4100% 7250%
Watch Dogs Legion 3014% 5350%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4529% 8000%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Intel G43 Express Chipset.

The G43 Express Chipset was released over a year more recently than the 8500 GT, 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 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 G43 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 G43 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 and the G43 Express Chipset requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8500 GT. The 8500 GT requires 6 Watts more than the G43 Express Chipset to run. The difference is not significant enough for the 8500 GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the G43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed460 MHzvs800 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 Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs24 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 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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