Mini vs Mafia 2

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Jynitor, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Jynitor macrumors newbie

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    I recently got my Mini i7. Added 16GB RAM and OWC SSD. I want a "mini pro" :)

    It seems the mini runs quite fast. Then i installed the Mafia 2 game, hoping, to enjoy nice graphics, but nope, it struggles on anything above medium settings. I sort of hoped it could do better, but i might accept, that even top spec mini isnt enough for 2 year old game. But, when i run the benchmark test within the game, the info says "Intel HD Graphics 3000", but mini has the "AMD Radeon HD 6630M". Should i be worried that i have some frankenstein mini or could it just be a glitch in the game that assumes mini=IntelHD?

    pic: http://janitors.lv/kMpn
     
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    Click on the apple logo (upper left), then about this mac.
     
  3. Jynitor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, i know. The added screenshot is from About. I know it has the AMD, i'm just wondering why the game doesn't think so...
     
  4. theRAMman macrumors regular

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    dont quote me on this but i belive there is a download you can get where you can select the vid card you use.
     
  5. Acidglaze macrumors member

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    Check the video settings section in the game. Some games will allow you to select a video driver if more than one are present. The game may be set to use the onboard instead of the ATI card.
     
  6. jayducharme macrumors 68030

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    The Intel graphics is built into the main chip and shares RAM with your main memory. AMD is its own graphics chip. But remember -- the Mini only has 256 mb of graphics power (or 288 shared), which is a pathetic amount these days. Since games rely more heavily on the graphics chip than the processor, that explains why the game struggles. It wouldn't matter if you had a terabyte of RAM; with such a poor graphics chipset, the Mini is a poor gaming machine.
     

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