Monitor resolution on mac mini

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by stevep, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. stevep macrumors 6502a

    stevep

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    #1
    The Apple spec quotes:
    "The Mac mini provides big screen resolutions whether you use a DVI or VGA monitor. For digital connections, you can set your display up to a widescreen resolution of 1920-by-1200. For VGA, see up to 1920-by-1080."

    As the video card is a 32 mB ATI Radeon 9200, - is this enough at the highest resolutions for 2D graphics work, ie will it display with the maximum number of colours?
    By my calculations a 1920 x 1200 screen at 32 bit colour needs 9mB of video memory, so it looks as if 32mB is more than adequate for, say Photoshop and Illustrator work. As I don't (and probably never will) play any games more demanding than Chopper I shouldn't need or want more, should I?

    Advice from those who have experience most welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    Yes, it supports full 32-bit color at the max resolution.
     
  3. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

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    on my ibook, i could power a crt at 1600x1200 while spanning to the ibook screen at 1024x768 (using the spanning hack), and never had to adjust the color settings or anything. the only thing that became an issue was exposé (i don't really game at all) not showing all the frames of its animation (but it worked just as quickly). the video card in the mini should be fine for the things you seem to want to do.
     
  4. combatcolin macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Anyone else out there remember when resolutions and features such as those posted above where new and amazing?

    Makes me feel like an old fart at 28!!
     

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