Mac Mini faster then my old desktop?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ics1974, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. Ics1974 macrumors member

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    My old desktop is a core 2 duo 2.4GHz
    4 GB Ram
    350GB SATA HDD

    would the mini be faster considering it's a laptop processor vs my old desktop processor?
     
  2. Ics1974 thread starter macrumors member

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  3. borgusio macrumors regular

    borgusio

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  4. bjgpp macrumors member

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    Yes, even the 1.4ghz Mac Mini will be considerably faster than your old Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz desktop CPU.
     
  5. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    The bottle neck on the mini is the hard drive. Opt for a Fusion Drive.
     
  6. mapleleafer macrumors regular

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    I have just replaced my 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo iMac, with 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB hard drive, with a 2014 2.6 GHz i5 mini, with 16 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Blackmagic Disk Speed tests indicate that both read and write speeds are about seven times faster on the mini.
     
  7. Mizouse macrumors member

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    I just replaced my Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4ghz, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD Win 7 build with a 2.3ghz i7, 4GB and 1TB '12 Mac Mini.

    Even after a fresh install of windows 7 on my old PC, just surfing the net on the mini is ALOT faster. :eek:
     
  8. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Don't be fooled by that article. All it makes visible is that Gimp is crappy software that does not use the i7 8 threads.
    New mini's don't come with 8 threads no longer though

    If you can find an old 2.3 quad, then put in a 256GB SSD yourself in the empty slot, and you have a monster compared to your current machine.
     

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