can my mac mini run cod4?

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  1. backinblack875, Jul 7, 2011
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    backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

    backinblack875

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    im planning on buying cod 4 from mac app store but want to be sure it will run well before i spend 50$ on it.

    Mac Mini
    2GHZ intel core 2 duo
    2 GB memory
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400/ 256 MB VRAM

    if you need any other specs just ask, also i don't care if i have to set all the graphic settings in the game on all low, as long it will run smooth.

    Thanks.

    ALSO: Will a mac and a PC be able to play this multiplayer??? lan or online??
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, I accidentally used the 9400M sometimes on my MBP and it ran, albeit slow, but the settings were quite high.
     
  3. backinblack875 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    backinblack875

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    ok, so it should run pretty smooth if i turn the graphics down
     
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Because you have that graphics card, I'm going to assume that on mid-low settings you should get some good framerates. I have never seen a Mac Mini run games but it should be better than an integrated graphics chip.
     
  5. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    The 9400M card does not have dedicated VRAM it shares RAM with the main system this means it is what you call an integrated graphics chip. I would expect COD4 to run OK on low settings but in general integrated cards will have lower performance than dedicated cards with dedicated VRAM.

    Edwin
     
  6. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Is that graphics card on the same caliber as the one in the MBAs? The Nvidia 320 I think it is?
     
  7. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    The 320M is a newer (and more powerful) integrated card but the 9400M drivers are better than the 320M so the performance is usually fairly close although the 320M is the better card technically.

    Edwin
     
  8. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Ah, ok. Thanks for that bit of information :)
     

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