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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 445M v2 Intel GM45 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 707% 5307%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 4845%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 614% 4685%
Hitman 3 950% 6933%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1036% 7508%
FIFA 21 307% 2627%
Far Cry 6 1068% 7723%
Genshin Impact 707% 5307%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1057% 7651%
Watch Dogs Legion 679% 5115%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 445M v2 are massively better than the Intel GM45 Express Chipset.

The GT 445M was released over a year more recently than the GM45 Express Chipset, and so the GT 445M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GM45 Express Chipset.

The GT 445M has 1024 MB video memory, but the GM45 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 has 144 Shader Processing Units and the GM45 Express Chipset has 10. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 445M is 164 and the actual shader performance of the GM45 Express Chipset is 5. The GT 445M having 159 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 445M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GM45 Express Chipset.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 requires 35 Watts to run and the GM45 Express Chipset requires 12 Watts. The GT 445M requires 23 Watts more than the GM45 Express Chipset to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 445M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GM45 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed570 MHzvs475 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF106-N11E-GE-A1Cantiga
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs01 Sep 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6
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1600x900
4.5
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1920x1080
3.4
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2560x1440
2.3
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3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed625 MHzvs533 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs17.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs10
Actual Shader Performance8%vs0%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate13.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate9.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs12 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs-
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 445M v2 is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106-N11E-GE-A1 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 144 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 570MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with the desktop GeForce GT 450 v4.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 445M v2.
Intel GM45 Express Chipset comes embedded on the Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, Celeron M CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called GMA X4500HD.
The performance depends on which type of system ram is installed and GM45 supports slow DDR2 or standard DDR3. We will use standard DDR3 for ranking purposes and the memory clock of 533MHz (max supported).
Due to its characteristics (e.g. Shared Memory) the performance is very limited and only very old games or today's non-demanding games can be played with fluent Frame Rates.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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