Passmark 2012 MacMini CPU Specs

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Mojo1, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    Apple doesn't specify which CPUs are in the new Minis. But if I figured it out correctly here is how Passmark ranks the upgraded processors:

    3210M 2.5 DualCore i5 3995/269

    3615QM 2.3 QuadCore i7 6738/101
    3720QM 2.6 QuadCore i7 8669/58
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    That 2.6 score doesn't seem right. Seems way too high for a modest difference. If it really was that high, Apple would be charging more than $100 more for the upgrade.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2012
    Looks not too bad. Although the difference between the 2,3 GHz and the 2,6 GHz chip is "only" about 10% at geekbench.
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    I can't explain the Passmark vs. Geekbench score discrepancies... But a 10% increase between the i7 options sounds about right to me.

    I was going to get the i5 before I found out about the quad-core CPU in the mid-level Mini. But the $200 difference in price seems to be a No Brainer. Add 16GB RAM and it should be a Very Nice Mac (and a substantial upgrade from my current 2006 24" iMac!)
  5. macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012
    Where could I see the results for the mini? Don't know where to look:p
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2010
    2.3 to 2.6 = 13% raw cpu cycles....
    Also has ram going at a faster clip since ram is tied to proc speed...

    The $100 premium for this upgrade is one of the best processor deals apple has ever done! 2.6 way worth it over 2.3 (if you care about such things :))

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