Mac Mini GeekBench 2 Score 13,037 (Video)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Dan in MD, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW-MWvE6HxE

    I just got my new Mac Mini Server 2012 this evening (Halloween) and I took this quick video with my iPhone (view in HD to read the text more easily).

    The Mac Mini comes with 2 x 256 SSD (SM256E) from Apple and 16GB of 1600 MHz DD3 RAM from OWC.

    I formatted the SSDs, put them into a RAID 0 configuration, and installed Mountain Lion Server. Updated to 10.8.2 and then took this video.

    As you can see from the benchmarks below, it's pretty darn good. :)

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks
     
  2. Dan in MD, Oct 31, 2012
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    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: Mac mini
    Model Identifier: Macmini6,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 16 GB
    Boot ROM Version: MM61.0106.B00
    SMC Version (system): 2.8f0

    Intel HD Graphics 4000:

    Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Type: GPU
    Bus: Built-In
    VRAM (Total): 768 MB
    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
    Device ID: 0x0166
    Revision ID: 0x0009
    Displays:
    PIONEER-M:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported

    Memory Slots:

    ECC: Disabled

    BANK 0/DIMM0:

    Size: 8 GB
    Type: DDR3
    Speed: 1600 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0x857F
    Part Number: 0x483634314755363747313630304700000000
    Serial Number: 0x00000000

    BANK 1/DIMM0:

    Size: 8 GB
    Type: DDR3
    Speed: 1600 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0x857F
    Part Number: 0x483634314755363747313630304700000000
    Serial Number: 0x00000000

    Intel 7 Series Chipset:

    Vendor: Intel
    Product: 7 Series Chipset
    Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
    Negotiated Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

    APPLE SSD SM256E:

    Capacity: 251 GB (251,000,193,024 bytes)
    Model: APPLE SSD SM256E
    Revision: CXM09A1Q
    Serial Number: S0X7NYAC700520
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Medium Type: Solid State
    TRIM Support: Yes
    Bay Name: Lower
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    disk0s1:
    Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk0s1
    Content: EFI
    disk0s2:
    Capacity: 250.66 GB (250,656,219,136 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Content: Apple_RAID
    Boot OS X:
    Capacity: 134.2 MB (134,217,728 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Content: Apple_Boot
    Volume UUID: 48B2B056-E45D-3A9B-883E-3BD184E9D32C

    APPLE SSD SM256E:

    Capacity: 251 GB (251,000,193,024 bytes)
    Model: APPLE SSD SM256E
    Revision: CXM09A1Q
    Serial Number: S0X7NYAC607607
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk1
    Medium Type: Solid State
    TRIM Support: Yes
    Bay Name: Upper
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    disk1s1:
    Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s1
    Content: EFI
    disk1s2:
    Capacity: 250.66 GB (250,656,219,136 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s2
    Content: Apple_RAID
    Boot OS X:
    Capacity: 134.2 MB (134,217,728 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk1s3
    Content: Apple_Boot
    Volume UUID: 192E174E-6EAE-3B1F-AFC5-9C708E03A4F3

    USB Hi-Speed Bus:

    Host Controller Location: Built-in USB
    Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBEHCI
    PCI Device ID: 0x1e26
    PCI Revision ID: 0x0004
    PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Bus Number: 0x1d

    Hub:

    Product ID: 0x0024
    Vendor ID: 0x8087 (Intel Corporation)
    Version: 0.00
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Location ID: 0x1d100000 / 2
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 0

    Hub:

    Product ID: 0x2512
    Vendor ID: 0x0424 (SMSC)
    Version: b.b3
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Location ID: 0x1d180000 / 3
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 2

    BRCM20702 Hub:

    Product ID: 0x4500
    Vendor ID: 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.)
    Version: 1.00
    Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
    Location ID: 0x1d181000 / 5
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 94

    Bluetooth USB Host Controller:

    Product ID: 0x828a
    Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.)
    Version: 0.32
    Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
    Location ID: 0x1d181300 / 8
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 0

    IR Receiver:

    Product ID: 0x8242
    Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.)
    Version: 1.00
    Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Apple, Inc.
    Location ID: 0x1d182000 / 4
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 100
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    That is an awesome performing mini. :cool: I wonder what scores it can pull when we can install 32 GB of memory someday when its available.
     
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    More memory won't improve GB performance score.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    yes it will, very slightly, but it will improve...
     
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    this.


    in fact the correct 4 gb sticks might give a better score since the timing could be tighter a 9 vs a 10 the timing on the 8gb sticks may even be 11. what 16 gb sticks will do is allow ram abusive programs to run quicker.

    still it is amazing that the new mini is faster then a mac pro is if you are doing handbrake encodes. a 2012 quad mac pro is lucky to score 11000 while the mid with the 2.6 gets over 13000 truly impressive cpu power.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm jealous of my 11 year old daughter who will be getting this computer. lol

    It's 4 times faster than her 2010 Mac Mini (which becomes my media center computer, which replaces my 2007 Mac Mini previously in that role).
     
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    Exactly right. My Mini was scoring slightly higher with 2x4GB sticks, before I upgraded to 2x8GB


    Nice.. Can you adapt me? ;) I think your score just convinced me to upgrade my 2011 Mini, which Geekbenches at around 7,500.
     
  10. fig
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    Very cool, this is pretty much the exact set up I'm considering so great to see such awesome performance. Thanks for the vid!
     
  11. oYx, Oct 31, 2012
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    does the ssd contribute to the score?

    thinking of getting the 2.6 with just one ssd.
     
  12. Dan in MD, Oct 31, 2012
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    The dual SSD in RAID 0 probably contributes to the score nominally.

    This Mini will be connected to a 6TB LaCie 2Big thunderbolt drive that I'm running JBOD 3TB + 3TB (Media storage, backups). The Video goes to an HDMI active mirror sending 1080P to my daughter's Samsung Monitor and 1080p to her Samsung TV. That worked best of all the arrangements I tested. Thus she can sit on her bed with a bullettrain or at her desk. http://bullettrain.com/express.html

    The internal Samsung SSDs are pretty damn fast all on their own. I wanted to make sure the parts were covered under AppleCare and didn't want to perform surgery on this brand new computer (don't want to assume the risk). (As an aside, I just got a 2010 Mac Mini DVD drive replaced under AppleCare, and I have a 2011 iMac that's having its hard drive replaced under the recall. AppleCare is worth it.)

    One thing to note with the server, doing RAID gets rid of any recovery disk. You can't install via a Mountain Lion thumb drive (won't boot off one created from MBP or MBA). Nor can you download it from the app store and create one (says it's not compatible).

    You have to use Internet Recovery which takes 3-5 minutes to load for me. It works fine.
     
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  14. iamthedudeman, Nov 1, 2012
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    I don't think Raid, had anything to do with the score.

    I have the same setup but with only one Apple SSD, a 2.6 with 16Gb of ram. I got a slightly better score than you.
     

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    You are the dude, man.

    I didn't run multiple tests to get a favorable variance. It fluctuates.

    In theory, all other things being equal, SSD RAID 0 should speed disk IO tests.
     
  16. macrumors 65816

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    You are right RAID is faster than a single SSD, no doubt.

    No need to run multiple tests, they will not differ much from each other. I ran a few and I got around a 13100 average score. I ran them to optimize my memory, not to see how high of a score I can get.

    Geekbench doesn't use the HD in determining the scores at all or very little. It's all CPU and memory, not your HD or SSD making the difference. Even though your computer is faster than a single SSD, geekbench doesn't take that into account. Mostly CPU and memory bound test.

    Your raid setup will not produce a bigger score on geekbench. My Mini with SSD isn't any faster than a 2.6 Mini without. Faster ram will give you a better score more so than a SSD or raid setup.

    http://turntronics.com/macrumors-news-71/
     
  17. macrumors 68000

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    please run cinebench on it, and give us the opengl results
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Awesome
    Mine runs on the 30inch monitor
    I use it to edit my 4k raw files

     
  19. strwrsfrk, Nov 3, 2012
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    Would you mind running Blackmagic Disk Speed Test to give us a feel for how Apple's SSDs do in RAID? If you're not familiar with the program, it's free on the App Store.

    For those of us considering non-Apple SSDs for a similar setup, this would be incredibly helpful. Thanks in advance!

    Accurate. But for those who are adventurous enough to try it, here is 2x8GB DDR3-1600 204-pin RAM from Newegg rated at 9-9-9-27: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104317 There are no reviews yet regarding its performance on a Mac, but it's still only 1/2 the price of what Apple charges for RAM.
     
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    ?????
     
  21. macrumors 65816

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    I ran geekbench to see if the program 'imemory' from the app store which it clears up your avail ram at intervals you set it at. I was trying to determine if setting it at to run twice a day would speed up my computer at all.

    Seems it does, a little. My geekbench score is the second fastest on the site(geekbench). The only other one faster is a Mini that uses faster ram over 1800. So the program works as intended.
     
  22. MJL
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    Impressive but I am interested in another benchmark: How high does the temperature run up to and what is the fan speed when you have 100% CPU utilisation? Thanks.
     
  23. philipma1957, Nov 4, 2012
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    I am waiting for a price drop on that ram.



    to mjl


    Impressive but I am interested in another benchmark: How high does the temperature run up to and what is the fan speed when you have 100% CPU utilisation? Thanks.

    cpu test results. as you can see the cpu can not be cooled at top speeds of 100% forcing the cpu to downclock.

    so basically you are not getting full use of the cpu and apple has failed to provide proper cooling for your 2012 mini.


    proper cooling would allow the mini 's cpu to run at 100% endlessly.


    just think if they made the machine 1 inch taller with a better heatsink and a better fan but no.

    they don't oh well. so once again function follows form well that is apple for you.
     

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    Hey Dan! You broke your trim when you set your raid up. I don't know if that bothers you. The only solutuion I found was Softraid, which is somewhat expensive, but that's what I used for my dual 830 Server.
     
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