Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to Mark Thornton)
Hi Mark, thanks for the report!
Apple Mac mini "Core i7" 2.0 (Mid-2011/Server)... Geekbench: 8573/9456
Apple Mac mini "Core i5" 2.5 (Mid-2011)... Geekbench: 6472/7224
Apple iMac "Core i5" 2.8 27-Inch (Mid-2010)... Geekbench: 6726/7871
Apple Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 (Late 2009)... Geekbench: 3205/3521
So, I wonder why your iMac was so much slower???
The Quad Core may be faster, but yours has a real Video Card, likely far better for Gaming.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to Mark Thornton)
Even if you did not ask for our thoughts on the i7, a "happy post" here in the emergency room is always welcome.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for the info, i just ran Geekbench in 64-bit mode and my Mini clocked 6753.
I'd actually like to see the 2.7 i7 mini benchmarks. I wonder haow it compares to the server quad core i7 although it only has the intel HD graphics?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to Mark Thornton)
If you meant to write "emergency room", it means this forum usually only gets questions about problems instead of "I am happy" statements, like the emergency room at a hospital.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to Mark Thornton)
Mac mini (Mid 2011) Intel Core i7-2620M 2.7 GHz (2 cores) 6936
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 1:41 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Wow that's not much more than my mini but i guess the i7 results are with the stock 5400rpm hard drive, i'd like to see the same results but with a 7200rpm drive like mine.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to Mark Thornton)
No idea why my second link above is circular back here... maybe rubber???
Anyway I think the higher ones here must be a faster drive...
Holy cow, it did it again, but if you drag copy that link, paste into Textedit, copy again there, then paste in the URL bar of a browser, it should actually go there.
Excuse me while I bounce off the ceiling.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 2:57 AM (in response to Mark Thornton)
As yet another reference for my setup:
2011 Mac Mini Server
2.0 GHz, quad core i7
8 gig RAM
Stock dual 7200 rpm drives
All server services disabled.
I get a Geekbench score of 9674, in 64 bit test.
Integer Processor integer performance 8500 9674 Floating Point Processor floating point performance 14393 Memory Memory performance 5114 Stream Memory bandwidth performance 6390
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to woodmeister50)
That's some score!
Anyone got the 2.7Ghz i7 Mini with the AMD 6630?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for all the posts guys!
I've been hmmering my mini over the past week and it's proved to be a very capable machine indeed, even compared to my previous iMac. The i7 server looks tempting but i'm wary of the intel graphics as i play the odd game (as well as working!) and the AMD 6330 does not discrace itself! I only play games like Quake 4, Doom 3 and more recently Half life and Duke Nukem, all of which run really well.
Thanks again for your veiws.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to Mark Thornton)
New owner of a base model Mac Mini. I had become spoiled with my Macbook Air 13", with the 256GB SSD, 1.7GHz i5. So, we did some surgery on the new Mini: Added a Seagate 750GB Hybrid HDD with 8GB SSD built in, and increased ram from 2GB to 4GB. Running two 23" external monitors. Performance is very nice (no numbers), and no more spinning beachballs! I'm new to Macs, and love both the Air and the Mini! Next upgrade: 4GB Ram -> 16GB Ram!