Actually it just needs most (f not all) products to have 64MB VRAM before the Mini can have its VRAM bumped to 64MB.Dont Hurt Me said:Apple will bump other lines and has allready started with the powerbooks. When imac gets a standard 128 then you will see a 64 in mini is my bet.
Actually, the 12" PB was upgraded to 64 MB VRAM last April. But all consumer Macs (except for the iMac) only come with 32 MB. I don't expect Apple change that anytime soon.Nickygoat said:Extremely unlikely. At this price point why should they? The old G4 iMacs, iBooks and eMacs don't offer any more. And it was only last week that the PowerBook was updated to 64MB across the range. Apple is notoriously stingy on base specs. Bottom line - don't hold your breath.
exactly. A lot of computers in this range come with "integrated" graphics, so 32MB isn't bad.altair said:ITS ONLY 499!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Powerbooks have been 64 MB across the range since at least Rev. C. I have a stock Rev C. 12" that I bought in November, and it's got 64 MB RAM. I do think we'll see the Mac mini get a 64 MB graphics card, but probably not until Rev. C.Nickygoat said:And it was only last week that the PowerBook was updated to 64MB across the range.
Correct.altair said:sorry, im on a rampage, but those two things shouldnt be in the same sentence. nor should Gamer and Mac.
Yes, i agree cuz tiger requires 64 mb vram i believe.aswitcher said:With Tiger due soon, I expect Apple will offer a 64meg graphics card option on the high end Mac Mini assuming the heat isn't an issue. I also hope that they will offer a faster HDD, and with both of these the performance for multimedia apps will jump.
no. no it does not require 64 mb vram. some of the extra flourish type core image stuff will run best with 64 mb, but tiger itself as an operating system, and all of its inherent functionality will probably run fine on a computer with 16 mb vram, let alone a 1 ghz mini with 32 mb vram. hasn't this been discussed like 7 million times here?TheMasin9 said:
Actually, various of the technologies in Mac OS X make use of the VRAM. This includes Quartz Extreme, the Preview application, Expose, and with Tiger you get Core Video that makes use of VRAM.dotdotdot said:My local Apple store has the minis hooked up to 20" displays and 1 23" display. Set to the highest resolution possible, it looked incredible. It doesn't need much VRAM if you won't be playing games on it, which is pretty unlikely anyway.
I'm a hardcore gamer with a 2.4 GHz Windows with a GeForce 128 MB and 1 GB Ram...MacsRgr8 said:Correct.
I can undestand Mac owners playing games, but not gamers buying Macs, unless they already own a gaming machine.
The Mac mini is a superb computer for the hardcore gamer....
One can assume that the hardcore gamer already has a 3 GHz+ x86 with GeForce 6800 or Radeon X800, so this Mac mini will be the perfect companion to really do some work on... or iLife etc.
If you plan to get a Mac mini for gaming, you're missing the point, and will be disappointed with the performance.
I think people would feel better if Apple offered 64-128MB of "integrated" graphics memory and 256MB of main memory...miloblithe said:exactly. A lot of computers in this range come with "integrated" graphics, so 32MB isn't bad.
We'd all love more options. It would be nice to be able to get a kind of spiffed-up $800 or so mini with a better graphics card, another memory slot, and so on, but it's not the mac way.