Geekbench Stories November 2

Early Mac mini Geekbench comparable to 2013 Mac Pro

With less than a week until the official launch date, benchmarks are starting to appear in Geekbench for multiple Apple devices. And today, we’re seeing the first indication of what to expect from the 2018 Mac mini.

Geekbench Stories September 13

As Apple readies the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max for sale next week, performance comparisons between the A11 (found in iPhone X) and the A12 (coming in iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR), are starting to appear online.

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Geekbench Stories July 2

Popular benchmarking app Geekbench sometimes leaks data regarding unreleased Apple products, and this could be the case for the 2018 iPhones.

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Geekbench Stories April 1, 2015

Even though the device is not yet available, an early unboxing gave us a hands-on look at Apple’s upcoming 12-inch Retina MacBook this morning, and now Geekbench results (cached) from the device have emerged giving us a look at what kind of performance we can expect from it. As we predicted, the Geekbench process tested the performance of the entry-level 12-inch Retina MacBook, which packs an Intel Core M-5Y31 processor clocked at 1.1GHz with Turbo Boost to 2.4GHz.

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Geekbench Stories October 21, 2014

Geekbench results for the iMac with Retina 5K Display have hit the web and show that when it comes to 64-bit processing, the 4.0 GHz model of the new all-in-one comes out ahead of the lowest-end (3.7 GHz) Mac Pro. Of course, the rest of the Mac Pro family handily beats the iMac in the same category.

The extra power is almost certainly dedicating to keeping things running smoothly on the impressive new 5K display.

Meanwhile, on the mobile, new benchmarks for the iPad Air 2 have revealed…

Geekbench Stories October 24, 2012

Apple’s refreshed Mac mini lineup already received some nice RAM upgrade options from OWC this morning, but now we get a look at the insides of the updated Macs courtesy of a tear down from Mac Mini Vault. The website also published Geekbench scores for the device, showing some impressive performance increases over the 2011 models.

First off, it found minimal changes to packaging and the positioning of the new Mac mini’s internals:

The overall packaging size was unchanged, however marketing specs have been updated and the inside organization has been optimized… Under the hood only minor differences are visible. Most notable are the fan design, Hitachi hard drive, and connections for the antennas. (2012 on left – 2011 on right)

As for Geekbench, the new stock Mac minis were able to record a score of 7433 running 10.8.1 out of the box. In comparison, Mac Mini Vault had a 2011 Mac mini running 10.8.2 clocked at 6583. Mac Mini Vault also noted it will begin testing alternative OS options for the new Mac mini server edition next week:

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