WOW and the Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Games' started by combatcolin, May 9, 2006.

  1. combatcolin macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Pretty straightforward, how does it fare?

    If i were to buy a Mac mini it would of course be the Dual Core with a GB of RAM, now the CPU is a stormer but the GPU is...well...blurrgh.

    Can the Mini do all the lovey Pixel effects?

    What is the Frame Rate at 1920 * 1200, which is max WS res.

    Thanks people.
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    If no one answers, I have a mini duo w/1 GB and a 1920x1050 setup, but no WoW (I started playing it, then lapsed). If there is anything freely available which I could use to provide you some feedback on frame rates (demos, etc.), let me know.
     
  3. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Quick reply!

    WOW on Widescreen is just amazing, but does the Mini handle the full 1080 HD clips as well as the reviews say?

    My PC just falls apart at that resolution with QT 7, but i do get 10 FPS on WOW 1920 * 1200, 15FPS when i borrowed my friends 512MB RAM stick to bring my RAM to 1GB, but have since gone back to 640MB RAM after reset problems and hangs.
     
  4. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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  5. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    no shader effects, barely 30fps at 1024x768, gma 950 sucks.
     
  6. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Oh well.

    Thing is im not the sort of gamer who needs a £300+ graphics card in order to enjoy a game, but i do need a certain level of performance.

    Looks like the last, best hope for peace, sorry games, is the Intel Powermac.
     

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