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Jan 13, 2013, 06:21 PM
 
Is the new Mac Mini's graphics card powerful enough to ensure that I can watch (for example) an 8G Blue Ray ripped film on a 27 inch screen?
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Jan 13, 2013, 07:14 PM
 
I have an HTPC with Core 2.5GHz Core i3 w/ HD2000 integrated graphics. It breezed through ripped BluRay movies with no issues. The HD4000 is quite a bit faster so I don't think you'll have any problems. Actually, my wife's laptop has the previous generation Intel GPU (the GMA4500HD) and it plays 720P no problem as well. Might want a more definitive answer but my weaker GPU eats HD for lunch.
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Jan 13, 2013, 07:25 PM
 
It shouldn't struggle at all.
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Jan 14, 2013, 05:53 AM
 
Yes, playing video is no issue. Intel GPUs have had support for offloading video decoding to the GPU for several generations now, and in any case, the CPU in the Mac mini is fast enough to handle it without any offloading, should it have to.
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Jan 14, 2013, 06:25 AM
 
Thanks for replying people. Looks like I'll go the Mac Mini route then - instead of the iMac.
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Jan 17, 2013, 05:21 PM
 
Yeah. If you're looking for a gaming machine then the 4000 will become an issue on framerate-dependent graphics-intensive games. Video, not a hitch with anything.
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Jan 17, 2013, 06:03 PM
 
Thats good. I've got the console for gaming, just want to make sure that the little box will last me a while.
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