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Apple Mac Mini 2010

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Yes indeed, the processor has actually been downgraded and the memory halved. The hard disk is still 320GB, but its sluggish 5400rpm performance proves to be a bit of a liability in the PCMark Vantage test suite.

Fortunately, there is one major component upgrade, in the shape of Nvidia’s new GeForce 320M graphics-integrated chipset. We don’t have performance numbers for the previous version of the Mac Mini, but the 320M allowed this model to achieve a respectable 45fps when running Far Cry 2.

PCMark Vantage Results

Apple Mac Mini 2010

Longer bars are better

Far Cry 2 Results
High Quality, 1280 x 800

Apple Mac Mini 2010

Average Frames per Second (f/s)
Longer bars are better

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