Video Card on Mac Mini

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  1. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    I just ordered a reurb of the 1.83 Mac Mini. Our current mini has a discrete video card (G4 1.42). Are the kids going to take a performance hit when they want to play games on the new mini? I have ordered two 1 GB 667 SODIMMs to upgrade the unit and to try and compensate for the integrated video card.
     
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    uumm nope im pretty sure they use the same integrated graphics (GMA950). so no upgrade, the processor might give it a tiny kick, not to sure though

    p.s. the extra RAM might help aswell
     
  3. mcavjame thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The original Minis had a 32 MB dedicated video card: ATI Radeon 9200 with 32MB of DDR SDRAM with AGP 4X support. It was actually a selling point at the time as Steve mocked budget PCs with integrated graphics. Then he went to integrated graphics on the next revision.
     
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    ohhhh im sorry i didnt realise you have a G4 mini.

    http://www.barefeats.com/mincd.html

    well if you check out the game scores, you can see that even the CD mini beats the G4 mini in games by quite a lot.
     
  5. mcavjame thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great resource. Thanks.
     
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    no worries mate, i hope you and your kids enjoy your new mini, im really jealous i want one :D.
     

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