Early benchmarks: i7 comprable to 2013 Mac Pro

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  1. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    Nice scores, IMO. Now we just need the Mac Mini to be consistent in that performance.
     
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    and test the fan & noise levels, especially on the i7
     
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    Gee, a UHD 630 keeping up with 5 year old dGPUS?

    Oh, that's just an artificial CPU test that tells nothing of sustained work performance.
     
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    It is good for cpu intensive work. To know if it is good for gpu work we will need a test with an egpu.

    My gut tells me that the base model with an upgrade to the i7 and three more sticks of 8 gb ram will work well with an egpu.

    You can build the mini for 800+300+150= 1250 and the addon egpu. You also will want an external ssd.
     
  5. BenClement1978 macrumors member

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    5 years old? :)
     
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    At best in a 2013 MP - it uses GPUs that date to 2012-2013.

    And the 630 is not even on the same continent as the D500/D700.
     
  7. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    Main cause of lower eGPU performance on laptops are mobile processors with inadequate cooling, which are bottlenecking the GPUs.

    This i7 shall be more than enough for GPUs, with TB3 as the only bottleneck.
     
  8. BenClement1978 macrumors member

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    The 2013 Mac Pro already used older hardware.
     
  9. Charlesje macrumors member

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    We need tests of sustained performance, geekbench only measures short bursts of performance (where turbo boost is effective). Cinebench or other cpu based encoding tests are great for this. Another member mentioned average clock speeds of 3,6 ghz on sustained performance of the i7, which is not far above its base clock speed. So we need more in-depth testing. It would be great if an i7 owner could run a cinebench r15 test. That way we could compare the actual cpu performance of the mini compared to the imacs, mac pros, etc.
     

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