iMac's ATI 5670 vs AMD 6630M

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by beerglass007, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

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    Just thinking about the new mac mini 2011 running the AMD Radeon HD 6630M, is this going to be able to light gaming like starcraft 2.

    I have a late 2010 iMac with a ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB which is currently used for light gaming

    Just wondering if the mac mini could do the same thing
     
  2. Maziar macrumors 6502

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    +1^
    6630M will give you the performance of 5650M which is slower than 5730M(5670) that iMac offers.The difference isn't huge though
     
  3. jwhazel macrumors regular

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    Has anyone figured out roughly what the desktop equivalent to the 6630m is yet? I keep searching for this and all I can find are the mobile equivalents which I don't have much experience with.
     
  4. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

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    5570, I believe, is the closest desktop equivalent.

    Though 5570's are generally sold with a lot more RAM.
     
  5. jwhazel macrumors regular

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    I do believe you are correct. Though based on your info I did a bit of digging and it appears the 6630m is almost spec for spec a HD 6570 with a more variable clock speed.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's based on AMD 6570, though that GPU has a higher clock (485MHz vs 650MHz).
     

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