2018 Mac Mini w/ Kaby Lake G

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Boil, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Boil macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2018
    Man, how could I forget about the Intel/AMD mashup...?

    These may just be the CPU/GPUs Apple will use for an upgraded Mac Mini...
  2. ondert macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2017
    I wished that too, however I’m totally skeptical about it, Apple just doesn’t care about gpu performance that much. In any case, new Mac mini will have Thunderbolt 3 ports. You may combine it with a gigabyte gaming box egpu and get a portable and still quite small setup.
  3. Boil, Oct 25, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2018

    Boil thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2018
    Wow, a lot of views, but only one comment...

    I think the i7-8809G could be the top end Mac Mini that focuses on Pro use...

    This would slot it below the iMac Pro, which has the Vega 56 (w/8GB HBM2) as the baseline...

    The forthcoming Modular Mac Pro will probably offer dual WX9100s (is this the Vega 64 w/16GB HBM2 we see in the top-end iMac Pro...?) at the top end...

    But a decent modern medium power multi-core/multi-threaded CPU (8th gen i5s & i7s) & the ability to have an eGPU (hello, Vega 56 Nano) would be a good route to go as well...

    Whatever Apple brings us for the Mac Mini, I hope it comes in Space Grey, and I hope Apple rolls out a new line of displays (that are also in Space Grey)...!

    I know I could build a Hackintosh that has better components for the same that a Mac Mini Pro might cost, but with the HackPro comes the hassle of getting everything to work & the dread of a minor update shutting your system down...
  4. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2011
    It already exists, it's called the Intel NUC8I7HVK (but it sadly doesn't run OSX). ;)
  5. sublunar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Well, I think a fair few people will be keeping their power dry till Tuesday. I still have my doubts over whether Apple would use the Kaby Lake G when in the past they have swerved Skylake's Iris Pro 580 desktop CPU in the probable knowledge that that was the last Iris Pro CPU. They went with ordinary H series CPUs plus dGPU in the 2016 MBP.

    They also went with 2 generations of 15w CPU with Iris Graphics (non touch bar Macbook Pro) even though Intel seems to have drawn the line at Kaby Lake with no hint of a Coffee Lake version

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