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    1080p HD via Mac Mini with 256mb discreet graphics card

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    1080p HD via Mac Mini with 256mb discreet graphics card
    Will a Mac Mini with a discreet 256mb graphics card play back 1080p MKV files without frame loss?

    My White Macbook with integrated 64mb graphics won't, as a result I'm considering a new Mac Mini as a replacement.

    Current Macbook Spec below:

    Mac OS 10.6.2.

    Graphics:

    Chipset Model: GMA 950
    Type: GPU
    Bus: Built-In
    VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory

    Hardware:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz

    cheers

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    1080p HD via Mac Mini with 256mb discreet graphics card
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    I have been looking into this a lot over the last couple of days. All intel Mac Minis (not 1.5 solo core) can run 1080p. You have to change a couple of settings. Your MacBook should be ok with 1080p.

    Edit:

    Here is what I read today and was confirmed on another forum for me.

    http://www.mrobsession.com/1080p-mkv-mac-mini/

    I assume the MB should be the same as the specs are a little better.
    MacBook Pro 2.66Ghz i7. Mac Mini 2.26Ghz C2D
    iPhone 3G 16GB iPad 3G 64GB
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    1080p HD via Mac Mini with 256mb discreet graphics card

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    There are no Mac minis with discrete video.

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    1080p HD via Mac Mini with 256mb discreet graphics card
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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    There are no Mac minis with discrete video.
    All 2009 Mac Minis have Nvidia discrete graphics.
    MacBook Pro 2.66Ghz i7. Mac Mini 2.26Ghz C2D
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    1080p HD via Mac Mini with 256mb discreet graphics card
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    The 9400M is not a discrete graphics card, it's integrated graphics. Granted, it's a more powerful integrated graphics solution than the Mini has ever had before, but it's still not discrete.

    The ability to play high def video ultimately depends on the processor speed. 2GHz is more than enough, so I'm not sure why your Macbook isn't able to play. Is it not starting up at all or does it lag?

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