Amazon.com Running Low on Mac minis

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by n0cus, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. n0cus macrumors 6502

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    There are only 15 base line Mac minis on Amazon.com as I right this post. It probably doesn't mean much, but it is worth mentioning.
     
  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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  3. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    Well, for the most part, I'd agree that waiting for Haswell is a good decision. But not entirely true for the Mini. While Ivy Bridge doesn't much in terms of performance for remotely any computer out there, it's the first time Intel has a Quad-Core CPU with a TDP of 35W. This means practically they can almost double the Mini's performance with Ivy Bridge while retaining enough power for a dedicated GPU.

    Haswell will improve the power even further, 50 - 70 % I'd say. But waiting another year isn't so easy for some of us who already waited last year in order to get a Quad-Core with a dedicated graphics card.
     
  4. n0cus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wait for Skylake.:D
     
  5. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    OMG don't get me started.

    Mmmmm Skylake Octo Core Mac mini with a TB of SDD sitting on the PCI Express bus.

    Maybe Can daily chain them with optical Light Peak to create a grid based cluster of mini.
     
  6. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    Don't want to ruin your day, but history tells Skylake won't have a 35W Octo Core. The mobile versions will probably start at 65W, maybe one low-end 55W version, but unlikely. ;)
     
  7. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    Well if you have already waited this long the might as well just wait for "core aint never going to happen". :D
     
  8. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    You might just be right.

    Ok

    Gimme my

    8-Core Skymont based Mac mini
    25Gbps Thunderbolt
    1TB SSD on PCI -Express 4.0
    iCloud Cluster filesystem
    OS X and ARM on the motherboard for full OS support.
     
  9. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds entirely realistic - except maybe the ARM chip, which wouldn't make sense in a Mac Mini. As for the iCloud cluster - more probably this will be solver via Thunderbolt, which may well have 20 - 50 Gbps in some years.
     
  10. n0cus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mind=Blown

    [​IMG]
     
  11. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    For teh N00bs scratching their heads on these "CPU" code-names --

    CPU - names :eek:

    IB-now / Haswell - Spring '13 (March - June timeframe) Broadwell - 2014 timeframe

    Skylake - 2015 timeframe

    Skymont - 2016 timeframe
     
  12. nuckinfutz, Jul 24, 2012
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    nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I'm soooo ready for a Mac mini server to run things.

    I'm going to wall mount it like this

    [​IMG]

    And yes...i'm going to do the backlighting option.


    Wow

    I hadn't realized that Haswell was going to come with AVX2

    Instead of just crunching floating point at up to 256bits it now will do integer data. The mind boggles....or blows at the opportunity.
     
  13. n0cus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]

    AGAIN

    Sorry couldn't resist, but that pretty beast.:)
     
  14. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Can you please stop starting threads about how many retailer X has in stock or how retailer X has a sale on Mini's? None of this means anything. I've seen Amazon out of stock on a particular Mac Mini before. What's your point?!?!

    In the last 4? days you have started:
    1. Fry's has a big Sale - 2012 Mac Mini's are coming
    2. Mac Mini refurbs out of stock - 2012 Mac Mini's are coming
    3. Amazon is down to 15 Base Mini's in stock - 2012 Mac Mini's must be coming
    4. Mac Mini's could get upgraded before iMacs since there is a display issue with the iMacs - 2012 Mac Mini's are coming
    5. Some random guy on the internet was offered a new Mini for the price of a Refurb - 2012 Mac Mini's are coming

    Seriously, we get it. You are excited. You want a 2012 Mac Mini, but posting every little thing that you believe is out of the ordinary (Which none of it is or in the case of #5 is unsubstantiated) is not proof of anything. Guess what? Retailers have sales, Stock at both retail stores and the apple refurb store fluctuate and the status of one product (i.e. iMac) has little to no bearing on the status of another (i.e. Mac Mini).

    Sorry, I grow tired of people believing that every little thing that seems out of the ordinary is somehow proof that X is going to happen. Only Apple knows.
     
  15. n0cus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All right man you got it won't post another one, but I am amazed that bothers you so much.
     
  16. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    N0cus ...know that you gave some of us mini lovers hope with your threads and your effort was not in vain.

    :D
     
  17. n0cus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I appreciate it.:)
     
  18. comatory macrumors 6502a

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    oh man, another new thread?

    i'm hoping for mini's too...
     
  19. n0cus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry man:(
     

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