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Old Oct 27, 2012, 07:35 PM   #26
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As for the SSD. Many of us have put our own SSD's in mini's and MacBooks without problems. That said, a Mountain Lion update turned off trim on third party SSD's, although an update to Trim Enabler fixed it again. It appears Apple doesn't like us installing our own SSD's. If you buy the Apple SSD you're paying $100-150 more, but you will have an SSD that will work without tinkering with it if/when Apple kills third party trim support once again
Many 3rd party SSDs don't work well with the TRIM in Mac OS X anyway. So if you get an SSD with good garbage collection this isn't really an issue.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 04:15 PM   #27
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Many 3rd party SSDs don't work well with the TRIM in Mac OS X anyway. So if you get an SSD with good garbage collection this isn't really an issue.
Could you please give some pointers to which SSDs have good garbage collection? I'm personally buying my Mini within next week and will go for SSD before the end of the year, but I think others will be interested in this too.

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Old Oct 28, 2012, 07:05 PM   #28
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Could you please give some pointers to which SSDs have good garbage collection? I'm personally buying my Mini within next week and will go for SSD before the end of the year, but I think others will be interested in this too.

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I'd be interested in this as well. And, what does "garbage collection" mean?
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:59 PM   #29
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SandForce based SSDs have good Garbage Collection. Easy enough to do a google search and find out info on this.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:44 PM   #30
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ran geekbench today on my 2.6 quad I7 with 256gb SSD as the boot drive and 16gb ram, score of 11918.
That was 32 bit, it wants me to pay to do a 64 bit test, would there be a difference?
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:53 PM   #31
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ran geekbench today on my 2.6 quad I7 with 256gb SSD as the boot drive and 16gb ram, score of 11918.
That was 32 bit, it wants me to pay to do a 64 bit test, would there be a difference?
Add about 1000 points to the score for 64 bit.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:07 PM   #32
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My 6 day old i7 2.3 quad core with no upgrades (yet ) scored 10697 on the 32bit test.. These 2012 minis are going to fly! despite what the haters say about onboard intel graphics..
The 2012 is more like a 'Mac mini pro' compared to the 2011 I just sold
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:30 PM   #33
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Primatelab's website is showing the first few 2012 mini's that have run Geekbench, very interesting. I don't the see the 2.6 i7 yet, but look at how much higher the 2.3 i7 is scoring compared to the 2.5 i5:

http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekb...&q=Macmini6%2C

i5 - 6646-6755 range so far

2.3Ghz i7 - 10,484-11,697.

Using the low scores, the i7 is 60% higher GB score than the base i5.

The 11,641 score is on a 2.3Ghz i7 with 16GB of RAM on 10.8.2, while the 11,697 has the stock 4GB of RAM and 10.8.1.

Very curious to see what the scores are with the 2.6Ghz CPU.

My Score is 11655. After more tweaks it went to 11814. I also use it to run Autodesk Smoke 2013 to edit 4k RED footage in real time. no proxies
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My 6 day old i7 2.3 quad core with no upgrades (yet ) scored 10697 on the 32bit test.. These 2012 minis are going to fly! despite what the haters say about onboard intel graphics..
The 2012 is more like a 'Mac mini pro' compared to the 2011 I just sold
Get a MAGMA ExpressBox3T enclosure. It runs GPU's in 8x and has 3 slots for other PCIE 2.0 devices. Daisy chain 1 GPU per enclosure and you have a Super Portable Super Computer

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:24 PM   #35
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My Score is 11655. After more tweaks it went to 11814. I also use it to run Autodesk Smoke 2013 to edit 4k RED footage in real time. no proxies

I am curious what "tweaks" you used?



I got my 2.3 i7 mini on Friday and did some Geekbench marks on it and consistently score ~11500 in 64-bit mode. Looking at the graph on Geekbench, there is such a huge variance in the scores.




Looking at the setups that scored ~12100 range all seem to have 16GB of RAM? So is that the only limiting factor?
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 12:24 PM   #37
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I am curious what "tweaks" you used?



I got my 2.3 i7 mini on Friday and did some Geekbench marks on it and consistently score ~11500 in 64-bit mode. Looking at the graph on Geekbench, there is such a huge variance in the scores.


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Looking at the setups that scored ~12100 range all seem to have 16GB of RAM? So is that the only limiting factor?
no 5 factors

1)16gb ram with the best timings
2) a fusion drive mine is a 512gb samsung ssd.
3) nothing running or attached to the mini
4)empty drive better then full.
5) 64 bit test not 32 bit

my scores are 12000 plus


http://forums.macrumors.com/attachme...2&d=1358028366

1) I have standard 16gb ram
2) I have a fusion drive

3) I used a usb keyboard and mouse


4) my 1.5 tb fusion drive had 1.2 tb of space

5) 64 bit test was used



this should be the fastest ram you can buy

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104317


and in theory this ssd

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147193

with this hdd

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136835


in a fusion setup should be the fastest score.

don't run anything but the test.

use a usb keyboard/mouse.

then test with a bluetooth apple keyboard/mouse as one of the keyboards will lower the score more then the other.

I would think 12200 for the 2.3 is the max.

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no 5 factors

1)16gb ram with the best timings
2) a fusion drive mine is a 512gb samsung ssd.
3) nothing running or attached to the mini
4)empty drive better then full.
5) 64 bit test not 32 bit

I thought Geekbench was basically CPU and memory driven. Looking under system information for the top mac mini's, there is no mention about hard drive/SSD.

As I mentioned earlier it seems like it is mostly RAM that is causing the difference as the 3 main factors Geekbench tests are CPU, RAM and 64 vs 32 bit. Hard drive has no influence on Geekbench from what I have read.
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I thought Geekbench was basically CPU and memory driven. Looking under system information for the top mac mini's, there is no mention about hard drive/SSD.

As I mentioned earlier it seems like it is mostly RAM that is causing the difference as the 3 main factors Geekbench tests are CPU, RAM and 64 vs 32 bit. Hard drive has no influence on Geekbench from what I have read.
only a few points 1% or so.
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