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/geekbench2/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&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.