Man I couldnt believe what I found out today. As everyone may already know the graphics system that comes with the Mac Mini is kind of sad. Well here is the good news that would make any portable power gamer drool. Apple has implemented an MXM slot, which allows the Mac Minis graphics system to be upgraded.
So you could actually build a powerful computer around the Mac Mini.
Iím thinking 1GB of RAM, 256MB of Video........lol
Once you go Mac youíll never go back!
Gamespot posted an article (which I can't get to load now) that said in essence "The Mini uses a lot of laptop technology. If a FUTURE version of the Mini used a MXM slot, then it would be cool for gamers."
This then has been misreported around the web (perhaps the first erroneous post was at joystiq) as saying the Mini HAS a MXM slot, or variously that new Minis in January WILL have the MXM slot.
Also think about it a sec -- 'real' gaming video cards are huge, require fans and require more power to run than the whole Mini...
A MXM slot requires a PCI-e buss. The existing (and only) Mini's use AGP. THey don't have PCI-e or MXM and never have.
there's absolutely no way the mac mini would be customizable in any way. every last peiace in that thing is custom made to fit inside the tiny box. i think your sources are... not good sources, haha. UNLESS the graphics chipset manufacturer started making other ones (wholesdale) that you coujld replace with the one soldered!! onto the board, than yes, if u wanted to risk killing ure mac mini, you could do it.
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