Which Mac Mini is fast enough to run Logic Pro and X properly?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Melodist, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Melodist macrumors regular

    Melodist

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    Howdy fellas,

    Which Mac Mini is fast enough to run Logic Pro and X properly? Especially some of the older ones.

    Mike
     
  2. shaunp macrumors 65816

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    Look at the requirements for the product and get the right spec based on that.
     
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

    Boyd01

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    I ran Logic 9 on my 2011 i5 1.7ghz/4gb/256gb SSD MacBook Air with no problems. That machine had a geekbench score of 5372. The current (2014) i5 1.4ghz base model Mini has a geekbench score of 5923. I have read plenty of reports that it ran fine on older core2duo machines also.

    No experience with Logic X, sorry.
     
  4. dandeco macrumors regular

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    For a really speedy Mac Mini, I would recommend the 2012 quad-core 2.3 GHz i7 Mac Mini, especially with the RAM maxed out to 16 GB. I have one, and it performs great, including when I edit video on Final Cut Pro X.
     
  5. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    Simple, common sense advice…. there's not a lot of it about, unfortunately!

    While a Mac Mini with the basic specs required will run an app, higher specs may provide improved performance, which may or may not be beneficial, depending on your use, budget and expectations.
     

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