The first Geekbench benchmark for one of the 2019models has surfaced (via ), giving us an initial look at the performance we can expect from Apple’s revamped desktop machine.
The benchmarked model is a higher-end custom configuration that features a 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, UHD Graphics 630, and 32GB RAM. At a minimum, this configuration would cost $1,699.
Two scores for the machine were uploaded today from the same user taken eight minutes apart. The first features a of 5070 and a multi-core score of 16818, while , which suggests much better performance, features a single-core of 5512 and a multi-core score of 23516.
The higher-end score set puts this particular Mac mini configuration right on par with the high-end 2.9GHz 2019, which earned a single-core Geekbench score of 5433 and a multi-core score of 22556. Given the price point of this Mac mini‘s configuration, its MacBook Pro-matching performance comes as no surprise.
The Mac mini also closely matches the 2019models when it comes to multi-core performance and exceeds them when it comes to single-core performance. With the exception of the , it outperforms 2019 models, which were not refreshed this year.
It’s not clear why there’s such a disparity between the two Geekbench readings, but it’s possible with the first that background tasks produced a lower result, hence the retest.
We should see additional Mac mini benchmarks surfacing in the near future as the device is set to launch on November 7. Benchmarks of the base models will give us a better idea of what to expect from the lower priced versions of the device.
and benchmarks have also surfaced over the course of the week, with the iPad Pro MacBook Pro-class performance.
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