mac mini 2.5 GHZ 2011

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Muscle, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Muscle macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2010
    Tried searching but couldn't get a definitive answer. Was wondering if the current 2.5 Mac mini would be able to handle games such as World of Warcraft on high to ultra with respectable frame rates in raiding / populated cities scenario.

    Cheers :)
  2. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I think you would be ok especially if you added more ram, considering some folks are playing BF3 (Battelfield 3) on the same machine with minimal lag.

    I can play COD4 and COD5 on my Base Mini with 4GB or ram with minimal issues, also I am running Windows 7 64-Bit
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    high to ultra? not unless you want to run 800x600 resolutions.
  4. Muscle thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2010
    thanks, was thinking high-ultra would be a far stretch for the mini

    In addition to my first question, would the mini (2.5 2011) perform better than my current MBP?
  5. monokitty macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    I run the high-end Mac mini (with AMD discrete graphics) w/ the i7 upgrade and 4GB of RAM and World of Warcraft runs at 1680-by-1050 pixel resolution with graphics on 'Good' and I consistently see around 40 fps, save for a few select zones which appear more demanding (Howling Fjord in Northrend comes to mind). If I set the graphics to High, it stutters a lot more and drops below 30 fps quite frequently.
  6. dakhein macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2011
    NorCal, USA
    I've played WoW at 1920x1200 with 6630 graphics (i5 and 4GB RAM), I had to reduce settings from High to Custom-Good to play it at native resolution. Argent dailies, especially the jousting was unplayable without lowering them.

    I can't say for 17" MBPs but I haven't noticed problems running them on 15" MBPs at native resolution.
  7. Muscle thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2010
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    It's great to receive feedbacks from fellow wow'ers.

    I'm debating whether I should shell out for the Mac mini or just purchase a 24" monitor and run my mbp under clam shell mode. The 15" leaves me wanting for more screen real estate.

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