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mac mini to pro equivalent?

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Nov 28, 2012 8:56 AM

sorry not sure if to put thin here or the mac pro section

 

i have a i5 2.3 2011 mac mini. its working fine and has been, but now im running out of space and ram for my projects.

 

my main uses are producing music and hi-res/hd movie editing, green screen stuff.

 

ive got an extra 750GB HD in it, 2 external 1TB drives, 16GB ram

 

i want to consolidate my existing wires, cables,docks, mini drives into 1, neat, machine

 

i know that next year a new mac pro is coming out and i'd like to get one but for now, i need more.

 

its not worth me spending £1900+ right now for a machine i dont plan to keep.

 

anyway, i need a mac pro and ive looked at bench marks and all that jazz and its giving me a headache

 

i just want to know, what pro i should aim for?

eg. a mac pro from 2008 quad? is a 2009 2.66 quad for £900 daylight robbery?

 

im not worried about it being lightning fast and cooking me breakfast just basic equivalent or better, that wont cost a bomb.

 

thanks

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 16GB
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 9:57 PM (in response to all-star-bandit)

    Well, the 2009 Quad can hold 48 GB of RAM, the 8 core can hold 128 GB of RAM.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to all-star-bandit)

    To give you a rough idea, since it depends on what the SW can take advantage of, but potential...

     

    (And since i5 Minis were 2011 or later, I'll include that)

     

    Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 (Mid-2010)... Geekbench: 3307/3635

    Mac mini "Core i5" 2.5 (Mid-2011)... Geekbench:6472/7224

    Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.2 (2010/Nehalem).. Geekbench: 9850/10440

    Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.26 (2009/Nehalem)... Geekbench: 11864/13363

    Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.66 (2009/Nehalem)... Geekbench: 14317/16093

    Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.93 (2009/Nehalem)... Geekbench: 15572/17619

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to all-star-bandit)

    OOPs, lost or gained a year while thinking!

     

    Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (2008)... Geekbench: 5669/6498

    Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (2009/Nehalem)... Geekbench: 8269/9237

    Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (2008)... Geekbench: 9162/10564

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 3:59 PM (in response to all-star-bandit)

    OK, good hunting!

  • RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,425 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:02 PM (in response to all-star-bandit)

    My late 2012 i7 2.66 with 16GB RAM clocks 12300 @64 and 12000 @32

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