Mac Mini Geek Bench Result score shock

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jgbr, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. jgbr macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, i just geekbenched my mac mini against my macbook pro!

    What a shock!

    Macbook pro : 2936
    Mini: 2641

    Blimey, A machine that cost alot more is not so much faster as i was lead to believe!

    Will post specs if interested.
     
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Geekbench does not measure GPU performance, which is the big difference between a mini and a Macbook Pro.
     
  3. ADent macrumors 6502a

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  4. jgbr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Considering i do not do much graphics work and both machines run a 24inch widescreen!

    Mid 2007 Macbook Pro against Mid 2007 Mac Mini
     
  5. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, the CPU's are close in speed... try installing windows and running 3DMark instead and you'll see a VERY drastic difference.
     
  6. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Geekbench only measures the CPU, its a generally useless benchmark utility.

    Try CINEBENCH R10 or Xbench and you'll see a night and day difference between the two.

    You only scored 2641? My G5 scored 2226.
     
  7. stanny macrumors 6502

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    Does the Intel Mac Mini run Leopard beautifully? No graphical lags? Smooth?
     
  8. jgbr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes , its connected to a HD 24inch widescreen in (1080p 1920x1200) , no lag, runs fast, clean graphics!
     
  9. opeter macrumors 65816

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    Now, try to think, how fast will be a new Mac mini with intel Atom, compared to actual Mac minis :p
     
  10. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    But you can put 6Gb RAM in the MacBook Pro vs a lot less in the MacMini
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    He might need to wait a while for the test to finish running. The Atom is not mini bound, even with the Ion platform it'll be slow as hell compared to a current mini. The Atom would go to the AppleTV whilst regular core 2 duos will power the mini.
     
  12. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    "Fast" is not the word to use. "Horribly slow" is more appropriate to describe the Atom in place of a C2D.

    A Celeron can walk all over an Atom of the same clock speed and core count. An Atom powered Mini would be about as fast as a G4 Mini.
     
  13. eeePCOSX macrumors newbie

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    I would have to disagree with you about the atom being slow. I am currently running OSX 10.5.5 on my Asus eee 1000h and the performance is excellent. I've never had slow down of any kind but i don't run any games or photoshop type stuff. Animations of windows and dashboard are smooth...really the whole system is perfect...and only cost me about 500 dollars.

    BTW, this setup scored a 903 on the geekbench.
     
  14. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Exactly my point, not much better than a single-core G4.
     

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