Mac Mini (Late 2012) - video benchmarks

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by michael_aos, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. michael_aos macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to get some idea how the new Mac Mini (Late 2012) video / graphics performance compares to my 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 w/ATI Radeon HD 5770. I've seen the Geekbench scores.

    Also, can the Mac Mini (Late 2012) drive 3 monitors -- or perhaps more specifically, can I hang a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter off an Apple Thunderbolt Display?

    Xbench video test composite on the Mac Pro is 154.97.

    Quartz Graphics Test 285.61
    Line 316.90 21.10 Klines/sec [50% alpha]
    Rectangle 343.46 102.54 Krects/sec [50% alpha]
    Circle 259.17 21.13 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]
    Bezier 258.17 6.51 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]
    Text 269.74 16.87 Kchars/sec
    OpenGL Graphics Test 160.96
    Spinning Squares 160.96 204.18 frames/sec
    User Interface Test 103.69
    Elements 103.69 475.87 refresh/sec
     
  2. alexdd macrumors member

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    Mac Mini 6.2 i7 2.6Ghz
     

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  3. elliotn macrumors regular

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    Last year's Mini - 2.7 i7, AMD graphics, 16Gb RAM:

    (I've no idea what it means!)
     

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  4. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also waiting on confirmation of this. I'm just guessing it will work since the retina 13 MBP has the same HD 4000 GPU and runs its own native 2560x1600 + 2 external 2560x1440 thunderbolts... I'm guessing (hoping) the mini can handle two thunderbolts + 1080p over hdmi
     
  5. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't the 13 " have 2 TB ports,

    I think. The only was to run 3 monitors is one with a USB to DVI adapter
     
  6. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    the mini can handle 2 thunderbolts daisy chained, and it can run a 1080p display over hdmi, but I haven't seen any confirmation anywhere on whether it can run the 2 TB + 1080p hdmi all at once... I'd think it could if the rMBP can run 2560x1600 + 2560x1440 + 2560x1440 off the same GPU
     
  7. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I don't know if the Mini can power 3 monitors by itself specifically. But I do know that you cannot plug a MDP->DVI adapter into a TB display directly. The other display won't light up. You have to have another Thunderbolt device between the two for it to work.
     

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