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will waters
Dec 6, 2011, 02:17 AM
Hi
Does any one know what BF3, MW3 will be like on the new mac mini 2011 (2.5 ghz version with amd graphics)?

Any input would be great

Thanks Will



cluthz
Dec 6, 2011, 05:05 AM
The AMD graphics is a 6630m with 256mb vram. BF3 requires a 512MB card to run well, but it will run on low settings. Depending on your tolerance for low FPS will of course matter
I manage to do 40-50 FPS on a GTX285 with 1024MB VRAM at high with some medium settings.

MW3 is not that demanding, I have a friend that completed the game on a 256MB 8400GS, it ran at 20-30 FPS on lowest settings, for me that would be unplayable, but it is possible. The 6630M is more than twice as fast as the 8400GS.

Here is a benchmark from notebookcheck.net:
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3889/screenshot20111206at120.png

As you can see, it runs, albeit a bit slow, on low settings in BF3 and runs pretty well in MW3* at medium settings.
THe card is not tested with MW3, but Black Ops uses same engine and results should be comparable.