First Alleged 2018 Mac mini Benchmarks Rival More Expensive iMac, Mac Pro Models
After seeing some 2018 MacBook Air benchmarks show up on Geekbench, we are now seeing the same appear for the 2018 Mac mini.
As spotted by Venture Beat, the scores posted look to rival Apple’s Mac Pro:
As of now, there are two results for the “Macmini8,1,” with specs corresponding to one configuration of the just-announced professional update to the Mac mini: an Intel Core i7-8700B CPU running at 3.2GHz with six cores.
User “masakazu” has posted Geekbench scores for the 2018 MacBook Air and now two for the 2018 Mac mini, running the Intel Core i7 3.2 GHz with 6 cores (an upgraded model which costs at least $1399 CAD with 8GB of RAM).
Two tests were posted with varying results, suggesting the first test wasn’t exactly showing the machine running at its optimized state, as the second set of results are much higher.
The single-core score posted was 5512, while the multi-core score was 23516.
When compared to the Geekbench Mac Benchmarks, the 2018 Mac mini with its single score has it sitting in second place, below the 2017 iMac with an Intel Core i7 at 4.2 GHz with 4 cores, and ahead of a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro which costs more than double ($3699 CAD for 2.9 GHz 6-core Intel Core i9):
The multi-core score of 23516 has the 2018 Mac mini in sixth place overall, ahead of a 2013 Mac Pro with Intel Xeon E5-1680 vs at 3.0 GHz and 8 cores, and below a Mac Pro with Intel Xeon and 12 cores:
Take these initial tests with a grain of salt; more Mac mini Geekbench scores will surface as we head closer to the November 7th launch date of the new Mac mini.