OS X BF3 playable on new mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by newmacuser555, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. newmacuser555, Dec 22, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014

    newmacuser555 macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2014
    I'm getting the new Mac mini 2014 for Christmas. My mac laptop is from 2011 and I'm due for an upgrade. I'm planning on customizing it to get these specs:
    -3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
    -16gb RAM
    -Intel Iris Graphics
    I don't need any high FPS as this is mostly a side thing, but the occasional gaming would be a break. For reference my old 2011 13inch MBP with Intel 3000 HD graphics, 4 gb RAM, and 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 and was able to run Battlefield 3 with 20-30 FPS on low. Made it unplayable so I never really bothered, but with this new Mac mini what do you think I will get? Obviously I will be on Bootcamp.
  2. The Senator macrumors regular

    The Senator

    Feb 18, 2006
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Unless you're going to be performing very CPU intensive tasks and need to shave seconds off your projects, the i7 upgrade is a waste of money.

    The Iris GPU is an improvement over the HD3000, but you're still going to be relegated to playing games at 720p resolution and low details to maintain a framerate that borders on playable. See this video for a gameplay example. It's on a MacBook Pro with Retina display with the same GPU.

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