Just completed my first Zwift ride and was thrilled with the experience. I have been researching computers recently. I ended up going with the more economical MAC Mini (2016 with Intel HD 5000 graphics/$499). My internet connection is cable at about 3.3MBPS. Wow, glad I didn’t spend $1400 on a Nvidia 1060 GPU equipped rig… this MAC Mini handles Zwift just fine. I just thought I would send this out in the event someone else is weighing CPU options with Zwift.
Go here to compare framerates between almost every computer configuration.
Well, the Mac Mini isn’t the “best” option as the charts show. I posted for people who are looking for a more inexpensive option… to let them know you can run the program on this computer if you are on a lower budget. That is a fantastic link you posted.
I am lucky enough to be in the iOS beta app for iPad. I have the big iPad Pro and the graphics are stunningly beautuful.
But… Otherwise i would be using my 2010 MacMini !
Such a shame that Apple is not upgrading the Mini anymore.
You are indeed fortunate to be a beta iOS’r! Great to hear good preliminary reviews. It sure seems odd …or maybe a great achievement to take a program with beefy graphics requirements over to iOS and still maintain graphic and game quality. The promise of iOS Zwift is yet another reason why I am glad I did not sink $1400+ into a gaming rig. I imagine in a couple of years when I am done paying for my daughter’s college I’ll upgrade my IPad Air2. Maybe I’ll see you the roads of Watopia!