Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to snvplayer)
Hello, a rough guage...
MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Mid-2012... Geekbench: 6690/7323
Mac mini "Core i5" 2.5 (Late 2012)... Geekbench: 6643/7469
Mac mini "Core i7" 2.3 (Late 2012)... Geekbench: 10626/11825
I understand the Minis run pretty hot also, & many have problems with dual Monotors, especially HDMI.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 4:56 AM (in response to BDAqua)
mac mini works perfectly with two 19 "monitors HDMI with me
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to vaserra)
Thanks, good to hear, works for many, but some have problems.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 3:21 AM (in response to BDAqua)
...I understand the Minis run pretty hot also..
Installing Fan Control and a few tweeks can bring
temps down considerably. Don't understand why
the stock fan control waits until the CPU reaches
"critical mass" before doing anything.
As a side note, as warm as Minis may get, Macbook Pros
get even hotter faster. Actually, the Mackbooks and Macbook
Pros have always been toasty.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 3:31 AM (in response to BDAqua)
BD, great comparisons, show what the tolerances are on the components. Two comptuers with the same cpu and same amount of memory will run the same speed IF the memory is at the same specs and the bus speeds are the same. In theory, the only difference in bench tests will be due manufacturing tolerances. Those bench tests for the i5 at 2.5 GHz are essentially the same.
Fun to look at but the end user really needs to run the software suite that is planned and then see what the throughput is. With these two units it isn't worth worrying about.