Apple Mac mini M1 (2020)
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Apple iMac 21.5" i5 3.0 Retina 4K (2017)

Product comparison with benchmarks

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Device Information

Silver Colours Silver
699 $ Price from 1,299 $
Q4/2020 Release date Q2/2017

Processor

Apple M1 Name Intel Core i5-7400
Apple Manufacturer Intel
8 / 8 Cores / Threads 4 / 4
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.00 (3.50) GHz
5 nm Structure 14 nm
M1 (Firestorm / Icestorm) Architecture Kaby Lake
Q4/2020 Release date Q1/2017

Memory

8 - 16 GB Memory Size 8 - 16 GB
LPDDR4X 4266 Memory Type DDR4 2400
68.2 GB/s Memory Bandwith --
No Upgradeable? Yes

Graphic card

Apple M1 - 8 GPU Cores Name AMD Radeon Pro 555
Internal Type Dedicated
1.30 GHz Frequency 0.85 GHz
8.00 GB Memory Size 2.00 GB
LPDDR4X Memory Type GDDR5
5 nm Structure 14 nm
Q4/2020 Release date Q3/2017

Graphic card 2

-- Name Intel UHD Graphics 630
-- Type Internal
-- Frequency 0.35 (1.00) GHz
-- Memory Size 1.50 GB
-- Memory Type --
-- Structure 14 nm
-- Release date Q4/2017

Screen

-- Size 21.5 inch
Resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz (219 ppi)
-- Ratio 16:9
-- Technology IPS
-- Brightness 500 nits
No HDR support No
No Always On Display No
6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz 1. external display 5120 x 2880 @ 60 Hz
4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz 2. external display --

Storage

256 - 2,048 GB Size 1,024 GB
SSD Type Harddrive
PCIe Interface SATA 6 GB/s
No Upgradeable? No
-- 2. drive Optional 1TB Fusion Drive / 256 - 512GB SSD
-- Card reader SDXC

Network

802.11ax (WLAN 6) Wireless LAN 802.11ac
1 Gbit LAN 1 Gbit
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
-- Cellular --

Camera

-- Front camera 0.9 MP, 720p
-- Back camera 1 --
-- Back camera 2 --
-- Back camera 3 --

Ports

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

Dimensions / Housing

36 mm Height 450 mm
197 mm Width 528 mm
197 mm Depth 175 mm
1,200 g Weight 5,660 g
-- Housing Material --
-- Glas Type --
-- IP Protection Class --

Additional data

Q4/2020 Release date Q2/2017
699 $ Price from 1,299 $
Silver 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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