The integrated graphics on the i3 should be a little better than a 9500GT - see the THG hierarchial chart:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-game-performance-radeon-hd-6670,2935-7.html
You should probably take a look at the chart before giving out wrong information.
The 9500 GT is ranked above the Intel HD 3000 graphics core.
However, that OP listed the Core i3 540, that doesn't even have the Intel HD 3000. It does not even have a graphics core. It use has the older GMA X4500 graphics core that is part of the Intel® H55 Express Chipset.