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GT 430 vs Intel Graphics 4000

Alright, so I will be getting an i5 3570k, with Intel Graphics 4000. My question is will a GT 430 outperform onboard graphics? I already have one, and will be upgrading in December to a GT 640. I play games such as Sims 3 and SimCity, which don't demand much. I want to play it on maxed out settings with no lag and all EPs. Will either be able to handle this, even with the upcoming Seasons EP? I can play it maxed out with a GT 430 on my current machine with an Intel Core 2 Duo e4400 with lag.
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  1. Intel HD 4000 is roughly as strong as a GT 430. Also, a GT 640 isn't that great a deal unless you can find one super cheap ($60 ish) - it's a HORRIBLE deal at it's $100 ish asking price on newegg right now (The HD 7770 is a whopping 80% faster for almost the same price).
  2. 7770 was my first choice, but I like nvidia a lot and that was the best card that is PCIe 3.0 for nvidia in my price range.
  3. PCI-e 3.0 is meaningless. The 550ti would be a better deal...
  4. I have the i5 3570k with intel HD4000 and I can tell you right now that it will not play sims 3 with all expansion packs maxed out...matter a fact ill be right back i will go into sims 3 and see what my settings are that allows me to get 30-35fps
  5. 8GB RAM and a GT 430 won't?
  6. I have a much worse system than you yet I get about 30-35 FPS.
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    GT 430 will. HD 4000 will not. GT 430 is much more powerful than HD 4000. It's three tiers higher:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-review,review-32481-7.html
  8. Alright then I'll use the 430 and get a 560 in December.
  9. I could get a 7770 now, but I'd have to use a Phenom II x6 1045t. I could OC it I guess.
  10. Best answer selected by Montosaurous.
  11. 430 is better. If you upgrade get a 7770
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