Resolved What CPU is in the new Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Christoffee, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Christoffee macrumors 6502

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    Forgive me if this is a stupid question. Is it the i3-8100?
     
  2. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    It's probably 8100H for i3 and 8700B for i7.

    But guy in the keynote said that Mac Mini does not use mobile CPU. Then the only option are 8100 and 8700.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Seems to be the i3-8100, i5-8500, and i7-8700.
     
  4. sublunar macrumors 6502a

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    @redheeler got there before me. :)

    The base Mini does appear to have the i3-8100 judging by the base clock and turbo. The top SKU has the i5-8500 while the i7 option is the i7-8500. I guess the i5-8400 with base clock of 2.8GHz wasn't good enough up against high clocked i3.
     
  5. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    It is hard to know, because both mobile and desktop Coffee Lake CPUs have same specs.
     
  6. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    It looks like the options are, i3 8100, i5 8500, i7 8700. Comparing the spec's to Intel's ARK. These are full desktop 65W processors.

    https://ark.intel.com/products/126688/Intel-Core-i3-8100-Processor-6M-Cache-3-60-GHz-

    https://ark.intel.com/products/129939/Intel-Core-i5-8500-Processor-9M-Cache-up-to-4-10-GHz-

    https://ark.intel.com/products/126686/Intel-Core-i7-8700-Processor-12M-Cache-up-to-4-60-GHz-
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    There is not a mobile i5 with 6 Cores though. Only the desktop class i5's have 6 cores.
     
  7. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    And no TurboBoost for i3 on mobile, great observation thank you. So, no other option other than these being desktop CPUs.

    Oops, correction again. There is i5 8500B with 6 cores.

    Intel-Core-i5-8500B-Processor-9M-Cache-up-to-4-10-GHz-
     
  8. Christoffee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you all! Case closed!
     
  9. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

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    Um I know you said closed. But none of those cpu's say they can run a 5K screen and as far as I know the only GPU in the new mac mini is on the CPU, and the Mac Mini says it can run a 5K screen at 60hz.
     
  10. redheeler macrumors 604

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    The Intel specs state 4096x2304@60Hz max, but three displays supported. This matches what is under "Up to three displays" on the Mac mini specifications page.

    It won't be able to handle three simultaneous 5120x2880 displays, so that is likely why 5K wasn't mentioned in the Intel specifications.
     
  11. markusberger macrumors member

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    so the i5 6 core doesn't have hyperthreading ... ?
     
  12. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

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    That's generally been the distinguishing feature for the i7 vs i5 since the start of the Core i launched
     
  13. auduchinok macrumors newbie

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  15. markusberger macrumors member

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    the Intel Core i5-8259U in my 2018 mbp also has HT ... well a mac mini w/ 12 threads is actually pretty drool worthy - probably have to wait until the reviews to find out which i5/i7 they put in there as Apple likes to modify Intel chips..
     

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