Mac Mini video capability.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by maghemi, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    How capable is the video in the latest mac mini? *edit* 2009 2.0ghz 9400m graphics 4gb 1066ram. 128gb ssd

    I'm looking to offload my 07 mac pro and use my mini for a while whilst I get a little more cash and wait for a good deal on the (aussie) refurb store for a new mac pro.

    But in the mean time while using the mini I'd like to run my 30" dell at native res, and a 24" dell at native res.

    Would the vid card on the mini handle this? I don't intend gaming or doing anything hugely graphic intensive.
     
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    ok then he can use both displays ..not shure what the resolutions are on his screens but should be sufficient enough what the latest mini supports
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    30" = 2560 X 1600
    24" = 1920 X 1200 or 1920 X 1080
     
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    ok that means 24 on dvi port (vga adapter if needed )
    and the 30" on the mini display port
     
  8. maghemi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I should have been a little more clear.

    I know from the specs that it is possible. But what I mean is it usable?

    As in will it grind to a halt screaming for mercy at the idea of running such high resolutions

    Correct those are both the resolutions.

    I think I'm just going to give it a go and see what happens.
     
  9. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Indeed, it is.
     
  10. Undo Redo macrumors 6502

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    I'm running a 30" display with my Mac mini. Works great even though the dual-link DVI adapter can be a little flaky now and then. I have not tried hooking up a second monitor yet.

    The differences you'll notice downgrading from a Mac Pro: disk access is a little slower — apps don't launch quite as fast, but no big deal; and heavy lifting like video encoding takes twice as long.
     
  11. maghemi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to be taking out the SSD from the Mac Pro and putting it in the mini until the new Pro arrives, so disk access wont be too much of an issue. And I'm not likely to be doing any encoding for a while anyway
     
  12. Undo Redo macrumors 6502

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    Then your mini should be perfectly adequate. I just downgraded permanently from a Mac Pro. The mini is much quieter and smaller. I don't miss the Pro at all, except for all of its internal storage. External drives kinda clutter things up.
     
  13. chinesealbumart macrumors newbie

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    I run 2 (two) 24" monitors at 1920x1200 and they are fine :)
     

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