Passmark 2012 MacMini CPU Specs

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

  1. macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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