Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 3:01 AM (in response to hellenicsun)
There's no way in Heck that the new Mac mini will give consistently decent frame rates at Full HD resolution. I have a Mac Pro with an ATI Radeon HD 5770 and that struggled with Cataclysm at 1920 x1200.
Then again, if all you do is sit in the AH gaming the economy, you might be fine.
EDIT: of course, it all depends on the level of detail you want. I'm sure if you're happy to be on the lowest settings you'll be fine.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 9:47 PM (in response to hellenicsun)
You may find this YouTube video helpful: http://youtu.be/QatuPAbF1X8
This post on WoW Forums discusses that the WoW MoP Game client may use the CPU to boost FPS rather than the GPU (6th paragraph down): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6490539797
I wouldn't be surprised that the Mac Mini will be able to satisfactory handle better-than-expected game settings to the HDTV.
There's also more examples on YouTube of MacBook Airs (2012) running WoW at decent FPS.
I've ordered the Mac Mini quad-core i7 but must wait 2 weeks before I can see how it handles the game.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to travisfrombillings)
This review by MacWorld includes some benchmarks:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 10:12 PM (in response to hellenicsun)
I'm running WoW on the base model new Mac Mini. Runs great, no issues at all.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to MJHRobinson)
Hi...Just about to take the jump to a new Mac Mini myself... have you run any other games on your base Mac Mini? Interested in your thoughts on performance.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to jonathanfromjersey city)
No, just WoW. Graphics settings on 'High' gives fps of around 15, 'Good' give fps of 20-24, 'Fair' gives fps 40-45. I leave it on 'Good'.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 8:29 AM (in response to MJHRobinson)
Thanks for that....I am going to go for the i7 with 8GB of RAM I think which should help!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to MJHRobinson)
Graphics settings on 'High' gives fps of around 15, 'Good' give fps of 20-24, 'Fair' gives fps 40-45. I leave it on 'Good'.
I know you're trying to help the OP but with WoW, it's so contextual. Any WoW player knows that an FPS quote should be combined with a description encompassing name of server, in-game location and number of players online in the vicinity.
Still, there's always Boot Camp: Windows 7 should give a boost if ML fails to cut the mustard.
Good luck. And hurry, Garrosh is waiting!