Starcraft 2 and Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Fietsbel, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Fietsbel, Mar 26, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013

    Fietsbel macrumors member

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    I have found a lot of related topics regarding this subject via the search but here's a little twist to my question.

    Currently i'm working on a mac air 2010 with the dedicated 320M nvidia chip attached to a cinema 27" screen. Starcraft 2 is "playable" in some sort of way (all settings low on 1280x720), but playing online with many units on the screen is no fun. Therefor i;m looking for a new (apple) computer.

    The mac mini would be perfect since i already have a screen. The Mac Mini 2011 with Ati 6630m chip should be a good improvement over my current computer.
    Intel core2duo 1.4ghz VS intel i5 2.5 ghz and the videocard: nvidia 320m vs ati 6630m. Internal memory 4GB vs 16GB

    According to Notebookcheck, the performance between the chips is as following(included the HD 4000 from the mac mini 2012)
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    Are these numbers correct from notebookcheck? i would expect a bigger difference between the GPU's.

    Video's on youtube shows the game is running smooth on the iMac 2011 (ati) but they don;t include framerate.
     
  2. Oujmik macrumors member

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    I play SC2 on my 2012 Mini i7 and get pretty decent performance at 1920x1080 with moderate settings (looks pretty nice). From memory I think it struggles a little bit in really big battles, but the FPS it perfectly good most of the time, so much so that I don't notice it. I think it;s generally around 50 in untaxing situations.
     

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