5450 vs hd4000?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by snickerzz, Dec 21, 2012.

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    snickerzz

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    Right now I'm using a Radeon HD 5450 1gb in my desktop (yea old I know) and was wonder how it compared to the Intel HD 4000 in the Mac Mini 2012 baseline model? I play games like l4d2, gta 4 (my most concern), minecraft, red faction armageddon ect thanks :)
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    It is more than twice as fast. Score of 489 vs 238.
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php
    It might differ a bit, as not all HD4000 is the same speed (the quads are faster than the dual cores) and with the HD5450 things will depend on VRAM and clock speed too, but I think you will experience a double framerate at similar settings.
    A problem MIGHT be that you will run OSX this time. Windows offers most of the time slight higher framerates on similar hardware than OSX. DirectX is a bit faster than OpenGL. But again, the difference between the two cards will be very noticeable anyway, and you can always run Windows on your Mini too.
     
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    snickerzz

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    Wow awesome! Thanks
     

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