Which would be faster... Old Imac vs Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by shadowshow, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. shadowshow macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2007
    Maybe a stupid question but there you go , if so I apologise in advance .

    Which would be faster my aging iMac Intel Core Duo 2.16, or one of the new bread of Mac Minis .. primarily for photoshop and lightroom. Im trying to weigh up replacing the hard rive on the old imac see how long it lasts or just biting the bullet and buying a mac mini ... I don't like the new glossy screen imacs as I would in mainly b&w images and way to reflective

    many thanks simon
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2009
  3. DisMyMac, Nov 16, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011

    DisMyMac macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2009
    I wonder if the new server's integrated graphics are faster than the old iMac's dedicated card....
  4. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    I have a 2.66GHz iMac from 2008, and a Mac Mini 2011. The Mac Mini is a lot faster at everything.
  5. sampers macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2010
    you probably already know geek bench, the benchmark tool lot's of people uses. well that's only interesting if you can compare ... so that's why the benchmark scores are posted to their site.


    there you can see the differences between most of the apple computers.

    for graphic card, this doesn't show you a good impression, maybe cinebench is your go to benchmark tool.
    But since graphic card is pretty much only a big difference for gaming...

    I came from a iMac core 2 duo 2,4Ghz, and saw a base mac mini i5 2,3Ghz almost doubled the score. so I sold my iMac to buy a mini. and it really is better!
  6. W123 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2011

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