Mac Mini Mid 2011 Runs GTA V

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jake4612, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. jake4612 macrumors newbie

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    Even though sort of old, This mac has some serious power behind it.

    I was buying GTA for PC as that is what most of my friends were doing. I thought why not use the mini? I guess it's slightly more powerful than my other computers. Anyways, I put a 256GB SSD in it along with 16GB of ram (Max for this model). Next installed bootcamp with as much partition space as possible.

    After I got GTA V I expected a LOT of lag. I mean like 1-10 FPS. I have the 2.5GHz model with a AMD Radeon 6630M 256 GDDR5 VRAM. All I could say was "Wow". The machine handles it at around 15-30FPS and never overheats. I used Saphire Trixx to overclock my GPU and got a little more juice out of it.

    GTA V is suppose to be a highly demanding game in terms of system resources. But the fact that this Max Mini has handled it so well is amazing. I made this post so that I could alert everyone else to the fact that if you have a computer that you think can't run it, there might be a chance it actually can. Anyways good luck with your computers!!
     
  2. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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    What screen resolution and general quality settings do you play at?
     
  3. jake4612 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1280x1024 & Setting from Low-High
     
  4. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't call 15+ fps "handling it very well" but if you're happy with the performance, game on.
     
  5. jake4612 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Around 15 FPS when travelling 250mpH
     
  6. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    You can play it with much more FPS at higher resolutions if you connect an eGPU to the Mini.

    However, for GTA V I recommend a quad core CPU.
     
  7. jake4612 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "Could"

    Bit to expensive for me. I'd rather save up for a better computer.
     

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