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Benchmark results for the Mac mini (Late ) with an Intel Core iQM processor can be found below. The data on this chart is gathered from. Geekbench 3 Search 35, results found Aug 09, , Mac mini (Late ) Intel Core iQM MHz (4 cores), Mac OS X bit, ,
With any company's marketing department choosing to focus on graphics performance rather than overall performance, it is a safe assumption that overall performance is not as impressive. Likewise, with even a cursory review of a comparison of the "Late " Mac mini models to the "Late " Mac mini models replaced, it is clear that the the newer line has a more advanced architecture and more modern graphics, but many models have not only slower clockspeeds than their predecessors, but also half the number of processor cores. Photo Credit: Apple, Inc.
Mid Mac mini and Apple Thunderbolt Display. Obviously, on multicore tasks, models with half the number of cores will not perform as well, but just how much slower requires objective benchmarks. Likewise, comparing the performance of these Mac mini models in single core tasks and the performance of the "Late " models to each other requires objective benchmarks, too. For a solid overview of the performance difference between the "Late " Mac mini line and earlier Mac mini models, EveryMac. Compared to one another, the performance results of the "Late " Mac mini models are inline with the clockspeed differences:.
As demonstrated above, the entry-level Mac mini "Core i5" 1. Obviously, whether or not the "Late " Mac mini line provides a mediocre speed boost or a significant speed drop depends on whether or not you use apps that can take advantage of the Quad Core processors in the "Late " line -- like high-end video editing applications -- but it is clear that the overall performance of the "Late " line is underwhelming.
The blogosphere provided very little detailed coverage of the "Late " Mac mini, no doubt because it is not a particularly interesting system compared to its predecessor. However, ArsTechnica did review the "Late " Mac mini, and most notably, shared some third-party graphics test results:. It's a very cool business-friendly feature that media pros will appreciate, but won't be much use to the average user.
And, it wouldn't be Apple without dropping a connection or two. While you get more connectivity overall with the new Mac mini, you do lose the SDXC card slot from the model. Every configuration of the Mac mini is outfitted with quad-core Intel 8th-generation processors and all flash storage. Apple has been promoting the dramatic improvements in performance from the previous Mac mini, but those claims ring a little hollow when you consider that the last Mac mini update was in , and that the previous system was still rocking fourth-generation dual-core processors.
During usage, I saw plenty to like.
When web browsing, I could browse with 15 tabs open, while also streaming music and video. I never experienced any lag. This chip serves as a co-processor, providing secure boot capability and full disk encryption. Apple also boasts that the T2 allows faster video transcoding, claiming up to 30 times faster HEVC video encoding than the model was able to offer.
Whenever we test a Mac, we're limited because several of our standard tests are not Mac-OS-compatible.
However, in the tests we were able to run, we saw some excellent performance from the Core i3 Mac mini. File transfer speeds were fast enough that I did a double take. I took 2 seconds to copy over our 4. In fact, it's identical to another member of the Mac family, the workstation iMac Pro, which had the same 2 second, 2, MBps speeds.
In fact, this editor couldn't resist the urge to take the mini chez lui and hook it up to a palm-sized 3M projector. It's well below the degree comfort threshold we hold laptops to, and it's significantly cooler than the HP Z2 Mini G4 94 degrees. Page 1 Page 1 ear icon eye icon Fill 23 text file vr. The access panel has to be removed with a special tool, likely the same modified putty knife used in the previous model we got a credit card to work. As of Mac OS X Apple hardware. Specifically, you'll need a driver for a TR6 Torx security screw.
Processing performance was nowhere near as dramatic, but it's still fairly impressive coming from an Intel Core i3 CPU. In Geekbench 4, the Mac Mini managed a score of 13, points. Running the JetStream 1. That's phenomenal for a Core i3-based system. If you plan to use the Mac mini as a home theater PC for streaming to a TV, or as a basic productivity machine that uses web apps heavily, you'll be set with one of the best mini PCs on the market, even in this basic configuration.
I was wrong. Even after I streamed video, ran benchmark tests and used the system to work on this review, the Mac mini never got warmer than 85 degrees Fahrenheit, which is only 15 degrees above the room temperature of our lab. That's barely enough heat for it to feel warm to the touch. It's well below the degree comfort threshold we hold laptops to, and it's significantly cooler than the HP Z2 Mini G4 94 degrees.
Compared with smaller, less powerful mini PCs, like the Zotac Zbox PI pico, which hit degrees during testing, and there's no comparison.
The Mac mini is one cool customer. Even after I streamed video, ran benchmark tests, and used the system to work on this review, the Mac mini never got warmer than 85 degrees.
It's also quiet. The Mac mini's larger fan lets it run slowly and silently, while still providing enough airflow for cooling. That's good news for audio pros and home-theater users alike, since it means you won't have to contend with a noisy computer when you're trying to get clear audio. The Mac mini ships with macOS version See our full review of Mac OS Mojave for a more detailed look at the operating system, but suffice it to say, it's a decent step forward for the much loved Mac OS.
You'll also get Siri, but without the built-in microphones found on other Macs, you won't be able to use the "Hey, Siri" functionality you may be used to from other Apple devices. The Mac mini is covered with a one-year warranty, which includes hardware repairs through authorized Apple service providers. Included with the new Mac is 90 days of free phone support.
fisblazio.org/img/map10.php With our top rating for tech support , it's hard to complain. You can also get AppleCare for an extended three-year warranty, which gives you both repair service and technical support.