Top macmini vs Amd

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Maccotto, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Maccotto macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2012
    Hi all.
    My last topic was too old so i make a last topic for suggest about my buy for family videoediting (Finalcut) and pro photoediting (Cs6/lightroom) .

    I have my dell 27" pro display and next week i will boy new hardware for it :
    AMD 8350
    new case
    2TB hdd
    = 600-700€

    I will recycle one ssd ,Windows 8 and RADEON HD5870 1GB ram .

    Now first to make this choice i saw new apple Imac but for similar budget i found only mac mini top
    Mac mini a 2,3GHz
    Intel Core i7 quad-core a 2,3GHz
    4GB di memoria
    Disco rigido da 1TB1
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    OS X Mountain Lion

    +16gb ram and change HDD with my ssd

    SO the question: Can mac mini give me same bench of AMD configuration?
  2. mystic man macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    I cannot even see how you can compare an AMD 8350 with the intel 3615qm, and the 5870 against the HD 4000

    No of course the 8350 - 5870 choise is much superior
  3. enroh macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2012
    use this site:
    your AMD 8350 scores a 9289 compared to 6889 for the i7-3615QM 2.3Ghz in the Mini.
  4. Maccotto thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2012
    I made this comparison because a friend told me that apple computers are more powerful also with poor hardware .
  5. xheathen macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2010
    What you need to realize is that there is a pretty substantial difference in how the OS will function on each platform. Things like games make a big difference because they eat right into things like video memory and speed. But take regular use and my dual core mini performs much of my day to day stuff faster than my PC that has a quad core and dedicated video card.
  6. Maccotto thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2012
    infact my question is about the performance between windows 8 and top hardware vs OS e low hardware.ò:)

    I see important that if i make a video and for rendering the amd take 5 minutes , i want know if mac mini render the same video at 5 minute or less .

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