2011 Mini benchmarks

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  1. bearcatrp, Jul 20, 2011
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    bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Anyone who buys a 2011 mini, please post your experience, ripping tests, or anything to compare to previous models. Looks to be a fast machine but until folks actually get them to use, we will have to rely on apples marketing. I'll later post a rip to start this off to compare.

    Just looked at my past logs for handbrake. Ripping with 8GB ram:
    War Games: The Dead Code
    1H 26 m Avg 27 FPS

    If you can, post rips from previous models so we can compare when someone gets a 2011 mini, please do.
     
  2. bearcatrp thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can anyone that has ripped movies post some number to get this started while we wait for someone to buy and test the new mini? I already posted one encode.
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I assume you're aware that the new mini doesn't have a superdrive, and that you'd have to rip through an external one or though drive sharing with another computer....
     
  4. bearcatrp, Jul 20, 2011
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    bearcatrp thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, either create a disc image of the dvd or someone with an external dvd drive. Unless someone can point to a download file that everyone can use to test, guess we are stuck with an external drive.

    Just remembered this over at the macbook pro forum. This should work to do the test.http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1111126&highlight=bunny
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I started comparison tests.

    will use big buck bunny download with utorrent then use hand brake keep it in 1920 x 1080 mp4 form. here is the thread I posted it on


    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1192325&highlight=


    will compare

    a 2010 mac pro hex 3.2

    a 2009 2.66 mac mini

    a 2009 3.06 iMac

    a 2010 2.4 mac mini

    a 2011 2.3 mac mini
     
  6. obsidian1200 macrumors 6502

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    I wonder how the new minis would handle the default preset I've been using (a custom h.264 string with the appropriate filters applied on a case by case basis). I see that all these tests are using Handbrake's normal preset, which unfortunately doesn't help me see how long my encodes would take, but it'll definitely show the speed differences between the two machines :) I can't wait to see how the two machines compare to each other.
     
  7. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    Also if anyone spots Geekbench scores for the new models, those would be nice to compare.
     
  8. philipma1957, Jul 21, 2011
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    the little base mini is a screamer 5800 plus in 32 bit that is about 6500 in 64 bit. last years base mini was 3400 or so


    here are last years scores 2010

    http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/search?q=macmini4&commit=Search



    here are 2009 scores


    http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/search?q=macmini3&commit=Search


    notice the all time score of 4090 belongs to me! for the p8800 cpu the 2.66 used in a 2009
     
  9. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Dude, check out the server! Geekbench 9401. :eek::eek::D Wonder if that is SSD or the 7200rpm?
     
  10. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    ssd's don't help much with geekbench scores. mostly geek bench shows the cpu and how well it will run a program like handbrake


    that server is 1 k my 2010 quad 2.8 mac pro was 2.5k my geekbench score was 9800.. if you encode with handbrake (a lot) that server may be the best apple gear for sale today.
     
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    But the real question is how much better will WOW run on that and chip over the 320m I have now :)
     
  12. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    It's probably the quad core CPU and hyper threading. 8 threads has a massive impact on GeekBench
     
  13. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I'll bet that in real life running CS5.5 suite on the ssd while playing iTunes and surfing the web I am going to be a happy camper.. file serving from the 750GB 7200rpm simultaneously. You think?:p
     
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    Hehehe... you'll have a blast! I kind wish I had a use for a new Mini :p
     
  15. dwarnecke11, Jul 21, 2011
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    The server is within spitting distance of my i7 iMac, CPU-wise. I'm not sure how I feel about that :p

    Talk about a quantum leap. Glad Apple is making use of the extra room vacated by the Superdrive with the HD/SSD combo option as well.

    My previous Mac was a 1st gen, 1.42 Ghz G4 mini. It was perfectly reliable, but not exactly a speed demon. I'm glad to see what has become of it in the past six years.
     
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    Hello,

    I'm still waiting for benchmark comparision between 599$ and 799$ model, especially graphics. Please post down if you find any. I'm also interested in: how will it cope in Aperture, Lightroom and with HD video encoding and editing in iMovie.

    Regards
     
  18. thepanos macrumors newbie

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    This is the one I want to see also.
     
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  20. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    He new base Mac Mini should perform exactly the same as the current base 13" MacBook Pro, right? Seems like all the same specs and graphics. Less RAM out of the box, but that's easy and cheap to upgrade.
     
  21. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

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    Here are my Big Buck Bunny test results:

    2011 Mac Mini Server (2.0 i7 Quad w/ 8GB RAM)
    6:51 @ 34.976871 fps

    Comparatively:

    2011 Macbook Pro 15" (2.0 i7 Quad w/4GB RAM)
    6:21 @ 37.774349 fps
     
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