2012 quad slower than 2016 dual?

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

  1. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA

    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

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    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


    Feb 16, 2010
    Dayton, Ohio
    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

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    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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