From the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine cache of Apple’s Mac
Mini Graphics page from March 5, 2005:
Go ahead, just try to play Halo on a budget PC. Most say
they’re good for 2D games only. That’s because an “integrated
Intel graphics” chip steals power from the CPU and siphons off
memory from system-level RAM. You’d have to buy an extra card
to get the graphics performance of Mac mini, and some cheaper
PCs don’t even have an open slot to let you add one.
What a difference a year makes: the new Minis use an “integrated
Intel graphics” chip that siphons memory from system-level RAM and
doesn’t have a slot for another video card.
(Thanks to Jesper for the link.)
★ Tuesday, 28 February 2006