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NVIDIA GT 640M 2GB vs. Toshiba's Intel HD Graphics 4000

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I know the NVIDIA GT 640 is much better than the Intel HD graphics 4000, but it is a about a $140 difference between the two laptops I want to buy. The only noticeable different between these two laptops are their GPUs.

They both have the same specs:
intel core i7-3630QM 2.4 GHz/3.4 GHz
8 GM Ram
Windows 8
Intel HM76 Chipset

Strictly speaking on these specs, which laptop should I buy for gaming? I play several games: Skyrim, Starcraft 2, but mainly League of Legends.I also want to start streaming myself playing League of Legends. Is the $140 extra worth it for the better GPU? Any input is much appreciated. Thank You.
post #2 of 4
The GT640M is going to beat the HD4000 like a red headed step child. It's not even going to be KIND of close.

640's are actually Keplers chips. Either way, if you're a gamer, the 640m is SO worth the money it's not even funny. It's honestly going to outperform HD 4000 by 3-5x.
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Originally Posted by notebookcheck 
The gaming performance of the GeForce GT 640M equipped with DDR3 graphics memory lies somewhere in the former 2011 high-end category between the older GeForce GT 555M and GeForce GTX 460M. The performance is exceptionally good in shader-heavy DirectX 11 games and benchmarks.

And the GTX 460m was and still is quite a capable laptop GPU.
Edited by coachmark2 - 11/19/12 at 1:41pm
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I think Nvidia Claims that the 640m is 4x faster than the 4000, so is it worth 140 bucks? I would think so..

Source?http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-640m-le/description
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Give us the resolutions too as the 640m (not the LE) is a decent GPU but if you go 1080p and beyond be ready to cut back on settings. It is basically the same chip as the GT640 desktop model give or take a few differences so if you are expecting great performance you need to think about it. But...if you have to game you will need something besides the HD4000 unless you're talking lowest of low settings on normal 720p-ish laptop resolutions and the 640 is good for it.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-640M.71579.0.html
     
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