How good is the HD 4000 graphics in the Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by wickedking94, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    So I'm considering the idea of getting a fully loaded high end Mac Mini in march as a replacement for my MacBook Pro. My only concern is the HD 4000 integrated graphics.

    Heres what I currently do on my MacBooK Pro, with some benchmarks:
    (Im using a 1600X900 external display as my primary on a GeForce 320M 256MB)

    MineCraft: 30-60 FPS depending on what is going on in game

    Garry's Mod: 30-45 FPS

    Halo CE: 35-40 FPS

    Autodesk Maya 2013: Theres no FPS for this, but its always smooth when Im making models.

    Adobe Photoshop CS 6: Again, no FPS, but always smooth

    Adobe Premiere CS 6: Always smooth, even with multi layered renderings

    So if the Mac Mini's HD 4000 can even match this then I'm fine with that (If its better then I wont complain either)
  2. COrocket macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
  3. wickedking94 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    Well that clears things up. If it wasn't sufficient I was going to build a PC and use it for heavy duty stuff. But now I'm sure the mini's graphics are good then theres no need for that.

  4. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    I find i can play skyrom on mine at acceptable levels of detail. Also i play World of Tanks in a VM Win7 window and again works good enough to not fetract from the gameplay.

    Therefore i would say HD4000 is pretty good (for built in gfx)


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