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2017 Mac Mini i7s with Acquas/Neb?

Postby markgalup » Fri May 19, 2017 6:30 am

I'm considering upgrading my computer system to a current top of the line mac mini with dual i7s, I think 3.6ghz... Does anyone have any insights on how this is working for them? I am going to do heavy mixing and mastering - tons of processing and all Acqua and Nebula. I very much appreciate any of your info.

Thanks in advance,
Mark
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Re: 2017 Mac Mini i7s with Acquas/Neb?

Postby thomasd » Fri May 19, 2017 11:36 am

Hi Mark,

this my view: a 2014 (!) i7 is 4th generation dual core, and 3.0 ghz, will cost 1600 USD with 16gb ram and 512 SSD, and will get a Geekbench score of 700 points. And you still have to get a mouse, keyboard and display.
You would probably be better of with a second hand Mac Mini i7 quad from 2012.
Here is a comparison: http://barefeats.com/macmin14.html

The macbook Pro 2015 is also 4th gen, but quad, and gets 13000 points on Geekbench, and is 1999,-.

Rumor is that there will be a new high end Mac Mini soon...
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Re: 2017 Mac Mini i7s with Acquas/Neb?

Postby thomasd » Fri May 19, 2017 11:47 am

Or am I missing something here, is there already a 2017 3.6 Mac Mini available?
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Re: 2017 Mac Mini i7s with Acquas/Neb?

Postby davidgary73 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:55 am

markgalup wrote:I'm considering upgrading my computer system to a current top of the line mac mini with dual i7s, I think 3.6ghz... Does anyone have any insights on how this is working for them? I am going to do heavy mixing and mastering - tons of processing and all Acqua and Nebula. I very much appreciate any of your info.

Thanks in advance,
Mark


Hi Mark,

I reckon it should do well but do have a look at this thread @ viewtopic.php?f=8&t=30020 before you decide.

Would be great to have more Mac users chime in their specs hence it will help us find the best comp to use with Neb/Acqua :)
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