HD4000 vs GeForce 8600M GT

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MetzoPaino, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Considering jumping from an early 2008 MacBook Pro to a new Mac Mini.

    I mostly game on consoles, but occasionally play things like Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and the Walking Dead on my computer. How does the HD4000 compare to the GeForce 8600M GT?

    I realise a current discrete GPU would blow the HD4000 away, but my GPU might be so old that the HD4000 is actually better.
  2. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    St. Louis, MO (USA)
  3. macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2012
    Zagreb, Croatia
    I think that the new Mini would be an improvement, at least looking at the Geekbench scores... But those are just synthetic tests, any real world improvements you would have to judge yourself...
  4. macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
    You can also lookup how people like it running on a Mini 2011 with Radeon. The HD4000 is just an itsy bitsy slower.
  5. macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2009
    I just got my 2.6ghz mini with 4gigs of ram and ran Cinebench.
    The mini got 23 FPS which i think is quite reasonable.

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