Hiya chaps iam a mac new boy but...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by doktordoris, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

    doktordoris

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    hey chaps,

    iam a new mac boy, i got a macbook last week and I ruddy love it!

    but I have a chance to buy another mac for keeping at home a mac mini.

    it has a 1.5ghz intel core cpu, 2 gig of ram and other gubbins.

    what I want to know ia will the gm950 gfx card play WoW?

    ta chaps
     
  2. MasterNile macrumors 65816

    MasterNile

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    If it does play it it won't be very well, I don't know how well WOW compares to Guild Wars but I imaging WOW is more intense, and my old 1.83Ghz C2D Mac Mini w/ the GMA 950 ran Guild Wars pretty slow on lowest settings.
     
  3. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    Mac WOW System Requirements

    This is for Burning Crusade only, I believe they increased with Wrath of Lich King.

    "Mac System Requirements

    OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or newer

    Processor:
    Minimum: PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or Intel Core Duo processor
    Recommended: Intel 1.8GHz processor or better

    Memory:
    Minimum: 1 GB RAM
    Recommended: 2 GB RAM

    Video:
    Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 64 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon 9600 or NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4600 class card or better
    Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA 7600 class card or better "

    I seriously doubt the Mini you're looking in to will cut it.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Holy crap OP! Really? Do you really write "really" as ruddy?
    Yikes ... nevermind. Someone is gonna have my head if I continue.
     
  5. nebarik macrumors member

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    too right.

    he was actually saying 'bloody' ;)
     
  6. redsteven macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    That's THE lowest of the low-end intel macs. The only intel Apple produced with only a single core.

    And the GMA950 sounds like it sucks. "The GMA 950 shares the same architectural weakness as the GMA 900: no hardware geometry processing. Neither basic (DX7) hardware transform and lighting,[2] nor more advanced vertex shaders (DX8 and later) are handled in the GMA hardware" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMA_950#GMA_950).

    All I can say is that I personally would never buy it at this point.

    But the best answer you're gonna get is from someone else with an intel mac mini. All the intel mac minis, except for the ones released a couple of weeks ago, have all used the GMA950, so plenty of people should be able to give you a great answer to this question.
     
  7. jnc macrumors 68020

    jnc

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    It's called dialect mate. Now jog on.
     

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