The 9400m is made by Nvidia, not Intel. Nobody shook their heads when they used that chip - most people actually cheered when Apple moved away from intel integrated graphics.You need to see if the 9400m is even supported, I notice many new games just dont support that gpu that apple used for awhile from intel. Many of us just shook their heads when apple went for that thing.
Boy do I remember the day when I was excited to see how much "better" my 2007 model MacBook would be compared to the Ati Radeon 9700 in my PowerBook G4. Disappointment was an understatement even for an older game like Halo. I even bought the Intel update to see if my Core 2 MacBook with the Intel X3100 and it's far newer hardware would blow away my old PowerBook G4 on gaming... what a blow... I was even more disgusted that the older GMA 950 performed better even with the 32 bit Core processors.The 9400m is made by Nvidia, not Intel. Nobody shook their heads when they used that chip - most people actually cheered when Apple moved away from intel integrated graphics.
As for the 9400m, it should be adequate to run the game on low settings. You might want to look around the net to see how the game runs on that chip for the lucky few that got into the beta.
I hope it's playable. I don't mind if the framerate is like 30-40 fps.The 9400M is supported with low settings: http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?809792-Diablo-3-Supported-Video-Cards
Haha, the beta does not even get close to this with my 2009 13'' mbp. It is decent enough in small areas with little special lighting effects, but most areas it is a pain to play through. This is on 1024x768 resolution, native resolution was just too painful.I hope it's playable. I don't mind if the framerate is like 30-40 fps.
Did you have Low FX turned on by chance?Since this got necro'd and by chance my work iMac is a refurb with a 9400M, I feel free to comment on this. Since the beta launched on a dead Friday at work, I decided to install and run it.
The iMac played Diablo 3 beta awfully. Native resolution isn't even close. I had to run it at 12xx x 7xx with everything low/off and even then it was only occasionally fluid gameplay in the beta. This would have to probably be knocked down even lower (like 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600, hello 90s?) to be truly fluid for true game play and hectic fights.
Can it run? Yes. It's just a miserable gaming experience.
Everything was Low or Off by default. Also by default was native resolution, but that sure didn't work out well.Did you have Low FX turned on by chance?