2012 quad slower than 2016 dual?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by dogslobber, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. dogslobber macrumors 68020

    dogslobber

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    http://barefeats.com/macmin14.html

    If you extrapolate the numbers then there might be limited advantage to a 2012 quad for multi core processing. So,perhaps the market will become flooded with cheap quads before next month's intro?
     
  2. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't go as far as to say that a 2016 dual-core Mac mini would be faster than a 2012 quad-core. But, it'll probably be really close, not to mention that it would have many generations better graphics (though still not very powerful compared to dGPUs).
     
  3. jpietrzak8 macrumors 65816

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    I extrapolate that the 2012 Mini will be much, much faster than the 2016 Mini, as there won't be a 2016 Mini. ;)
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    I'm holding on to my personal and 6 work 2012 i7 Mini Servers, each upgraded with a Samsung 850 Pro (512GB +1TB stock HD in my personal and dual 1TB SSDs in RAID 0 in the work units, used as rendering machines). I'd like to see BF compare an upgraded 2012 quad-core against the newer Minis...

    Oh, and mine are paid for! :D
     

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