Advice on Mac Mini 2018

Hi Expert,

I would like to check if Mac mini 2018 is suitable for gaming? I already have a powerhouse windows desktop but I need another.

With the spec of the below

Mac mini 2018
3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
Intel UHD Graphics 630

Appreciate if any expert can advise me on.

Thanks!
xchiazyxAsked:
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Jackie ManCommented:
Mac Mini 2018 is only good for causal gaming, not suitable if you are a professional gamer. For good gaming performance, a good dedicated GPU is the deciding factor.

Pros
Low Power Consumption
Good for Casual Gaming on Low Settings

Cons
Struggles at 1080p
Not for Content Creators
Not Good for Productivity Applications

Source: https://www.techcenturion.com/intel-uhd-graphics-630

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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Jackie hit it on the head. Whether a Mac Mini will work for you or not depends on game your playing.

Tip: If you're looking for a great Gaming setup, a used iMac Pro setup as triple boot Linux/OSX/Windows (so no VM overhead) is a great option.

I mention this because sometimes you can find these used on CraigsList or in the Apple store itself, at very deep discounts.
xchiazyxAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advice.
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