Apple Mac mini i7 3.2 (2018)
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Apple Mac mini M1 (2020)

Product comparison with benchmarks

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Device Information

Space Grey Colours Silver
1,299 $ Price from 699 $
Q4/2018 Release date Q4/2020

Processor

Intel Core i7-8700B Name Apple M1
Intel Manufacturer Apple
6 / 12 Cores / Threads 8 / 8
3.20 (4.60) GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
14 nm Structure 5 nm
Coffee Lake S Architecture M1 (Firestorm / Icestorm)
Q2/2018 Release date Q4/2020

Memory

8 - 64 GB Memory Size 8 - 16 GB
DDR4 2666 Memory Type LPDDR4X 4266
-- Memory Bandwith 68.2 GB/s
Yes Upgradeable? No

Graphic card

Intel UHD Graphics 630 Name Apple M1 - 8 GPU Cores
Internal Type Internal
0.35 (1.15) GHz Frequency 1.30 GHz
1.50 GB Memory Size 8.00 GB
-- Memory Type LPDDR4X
14 nm Structure 5 nm
Q4/2017 Release date Q4/2020

Screen

-- Size --
Resolution
-- Ratio --
-- Technology --
-- Brightness --
No HDR support No
No Always On Display No
5120 x 2880 @ 60 Hz 1. external display 6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz
4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz 2. external display 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz

Storage

256 - 2,048 GB Size 256 - 2,048 GB
SSD Type SSD
PCIe Interface PCIe
No Upgradeable? No
-- 2. drive --
-- Card reader --

Network

802.11ac Wireless LAN 802.11ax (WLAN 6)
1 Gbit LAN 1 Gbit
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
-- Cellular --

Camera

-- Front camera --
-- Back camera 1 --
-- Back camera 2 --
-- Back camera 3 --

Ports

1x HDMI 2.0 HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0
-- DVI --
-- DistplayPort --
4x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2) Thunderbolt 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2)
2x USB 3.0 USB 2x USB 3.0
2x (Thunderbolt) USB-C 2x (Thunderbolt / USB 4.0)
-- Lightning --
-- Other --

Dimensions / Housing

36 mm Height 36 mm
197 mm Width 197 mm
197 mm Depth 197 mm
1,300 g Weight 1,200 g
-- Housing Material --
-- Glas Type --
-- IP Protection Class --

Additional data

Q4/2018 Release date Q4/2020
1,299 $ Price from 699 $
Space Grey Colours Silver
-- Security features --

Benchmark results

Cinebench R23 - Single Core

Cinebench R23 is the latest version of Maxon's render benchmark. It is based on the Cinema 4D application, which is used to generate 3D shapes. We use the single-core as well as the multi-core test.




Cinebench R23 - Multi Core

Cinebench R23 is the latest version of Maxon's render benchmark. It is based on the Cinema 4D application, which is used to generate 3D shapes. We use the single-core as well as the multi-core test.




Geekbench 5 - Single Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




Geekbench 5 - Multi Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




FP32 Performance (Single-precision TFLOPS) - FP32 (TFLOPS)

The theoretical computing power of the graphics card with single precision (32 bit) in TFLOPS. TFLOPS indicates how many trillion FP32 floating point operations the graphics card (GPU) can perform per second. The larger this number, the faster the graphics card is.




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