OS X BF3 playable on new mac mini?

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  1. newmacuser555, Dec 22, 2014
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    newmacuser555 macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    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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