2011 Mac Mini - Geekbench Scores

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  1. Nanker/Phelge, Jul 21, 2011
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    2011 Mini Base - 5873 (32-bit)
     

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    Good grief, even the base model looks like it could be faster than my Late-2008 MBP 2.53 GHz 15". I think that it should be sufficient to hold my files, run my backups, and serve iTunes to my Apple TV2 for me for a long time.
     
  6. Nanker/Phelge thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'd pick up a refurb of last year's model for those purposes...dirt cheap these days!
     
  7. WilliamG, Jul 21, 2011
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    That's mad fast. My 2009 iMac 2.8Ghz i7 quad core with 16GB DDR3 gets 8586 in geekbench. I have a few things open, but that's beside the point. The new mini server is FAST.

    Re-ran the benchmark in 64bit mode, and I get 10012 on the above iMac.

    Integer: 8879
    Floating Point: 15767
    Memory: 4963
    Stream: 3943

    Geekbench score: 10012

    The new Mac mini server = FAST
     
  8. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

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    i wanna see scores for the radeon model with an i7:D
     
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    get off my lawn.

    ok, this is getting crazy. my 4 core MP 1,1 only scores 5190 on that site.

    i've got XEON processors dammit, and 2 of them... :mad:

    time to move up and save on electricity and home cooling it would seem.
     
  10. japtor macrumors regular

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    The 2011 13" MBP has the same CPU, 6867 for 32-bit, 7603 for 64. Likewise you could've just looked at the 15" MBP for the quad, or low end 13" for the 2.3 i5.
    http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/mac-benchmarks/

    The 2.5 i5 is a new one to Macs though.
     
  11. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    How do you pickup a refurb of last years model? I don't see it listed online, at least not one with a DVD drive.
     
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    I'm very interested in the 2.7 i7 with AMD graphics.
     
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    I was about to ask the same thing. I looked on Apples refurb page and all they have are mini servers. No more of the cheap regular minis I guess.
     
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    I am in NY for another month working. I would be better off just buying a new one from apple. It's only $75 more (with taxes and student discount) and you get a faster mini.
     
  17. Nanker/Phelge thread starter macrumors regular

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    Luck of the draw...some times they are there when you check, others they are not...check back frequently!
     
  18. xheathen macrumors 6502

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    Being somewhat new to macs, I'm just curious how geekbench ends up functioning in real life. The work I do is web related - Photoshop, iTunes, Browsers, and light gaming. The server model out performs the other two models by a huge margin, but how does that translate in real life?

    I'm thinking the 2.5 dual core w/ the AMD discrete chip will offer the best balance in video and performance. Or do I have that all wrong and should go with the highest geekbench number?? These Mac Minis seem to be in spitting distance to the 2011 21.5" stock imacs (which is what I had my eye on awaiting the mini refresh).

    My wife's mini (the 2010 2.4 model w/ 4gb of ram) is ALMOST powerful enough to serve my needs. Seeing as these new minis are double the performance on geekbench, it ought to handle it quite nicely, right?

    I'm heavily considering the $799 model stock (I can't imagine feeling a huge difference between the 2.5 and 2.7), then upgrading the memory to 8gb, then later down the road fitting in a SSD or a TB drive.
     
  19. xheathen macrumors 6502

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    http://www.refurb.me

    Just set it to email you when one is available. Oh, and be FAST when you get the email :)
     
  20. Nanker/Phelge thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is the discrete one but only the i5 processor...Macmini5,2
     
  21. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    Geekbench basically just tests the processor. That's not real life. There are several other benchmark programs that will be more useful to you. Xbench, Cinebench and Speedmark are just some of them. Macworld magazine uses Speedmark and, for me, it's probably the best real world benchmark.

    http://www.macworld.com/info/speedmark.html
     
  22. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    hand brake really will benefit from the server's cpu.
    gaming will do well with the stock 799 model. geekbench really measure how good the cpu is more then any other part of the computer. handbrake with a torrent program is the most common use that many users will love to use with these mini's.
     
  23. Nanker/Phelge thread starter macrumors regular

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    Indeed
     
  24. xheathen macrumors 6502

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    Good to know thanks! I've been debating heavily on whether or not to spend the extra $100 on the 2.7 upgrade. I've already got 8gb SODIMM DDR3 1333 ram at home, so I think I should be golden until I get brave enough to put my own SSD in it or just wuss out and buy an external :p
     
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    don't forget lacie t-bolt raid0 ssd's ! that would be one very fast osx drive even if it is external.
     

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