Is a decked out mini more powerful than my current setup?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jharvey71884, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. jharvey71884 macrumors 6502

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    When it comes to light video editing, photo editing, and web design, which one performs better?


    i7 mini with 16gb of ram and a 1TB fusion drive (HD4000)

    21.5 iMac quad core 2.5ghz i5 with 12gb of ram and a 500gb at 5400rpm. (6750M 512 MB)
     
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Does your software exploit GPU? If so, check to see which one offers a superior result. As for the rest, the Mac Mini appears to have more "power" and speed.
     
  3. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    the mini is faster but the imac doesnt seem that outdated really. it still looks good for at least a couple more years.
     
  4. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

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    Anything with a spinner loses BIG TIME.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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