Apple 3.0GHz vs Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

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Apple 3.0GHz
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Reasons For

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7% faster processor clock speed Edit
The Apple 3.0GHz is a 3GHzGHz processor clock speed PC. That's 0.2GHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (2.8GHzGHz). Read more

The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.

A higher processor clock speed means that the computer can complete more calculations every second which means that applications will run faster.

Bigger processor cache Edit
The Apple 3.0GHz has a processor cache of 4MBMB, but the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is only a 3MBMB processor cache PC (1MB smaller).
Faster maximum turbo frequency Edit
The Apple 3.0GHz is a 3.5GHzGHz maximum turbo frequency PC. That's 0.2GHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (3.3GHzGHz). Read more

The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.

$131 cheaper
The Apple 3.0GHz is $130.99 cheaper than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014.
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Reasons Against

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8% slower processor clock speed Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 2.8GHzGHz processor clock speed PC. That's 0.2GHz slower than the Apple 3.0GHz (2.8GHzGHz). Read more

The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.

A higher processor clock speed means that the computer can complete more calculations every second which means that applications will run faster.

A lot smaller processor cache Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a processor cache of 3MBMB, however the Apple 3.0GHz is a 4MBMB processor cache PC (1MB bigger).
Slower maximum turbo frequency Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is a 3.3GHzGHz maximum turbo frequency PC. That's 0.2GHz slower than the Apple 3.0GHz (3.3GHzGHz). Read more

The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.

$131 more expensive
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is more expensive than the Apple 3.0GHz by $130.99.

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Processor

Processor Core
2 2
Processor Family
 Intel Core i7
BEST
 Intel Core i7
Processor Clock Speed
3GHz
BEST
2.8GHz
Processor Thread
4 4
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
5GT/s 5GT/s
Processor Cache Level
 L3
 L3
Processor Cache
4MB
BEST
3MB
Processor Socket
 BGA1168
 BGA1168
Maximum Turbo Frequency
3.5GHz
BEST
3.3GHz
Processor Model
 430
 430
BEST
Memory Channel Supported Processor
 Dual
 Dual
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
25.6GB/s 25.6GB/s
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
1,333MHz 1,333MHz
Memory Type Supported Processor
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
16GB 16GB
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
12 12
Stepping
C0 C0
Tjunction
100°C 100°C
Processor Operating Mode
 64-bit
 64-bit
PCI Express Configuration
 2x4
 4x1
 2x4
 4x1
Processor Codename
 Haswell
 Haswell
Processor Lithography
22nm 22nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
28W 28W
Bus Type
 DMI
 DMI2
 DMI
 DMI2
Processor Cache Type
 L3
 L3

Memory

Internal Memory
8GB
BEST
16GB
Memory Clock Speed
1,600MHz 1,600MHz
Memory Slot
 2x SO-DIMM
 2x SO-DIMM
Memory Layout
 1 x 8
 2 x 8
 1 x 8
 2 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
16GB 16GB
Internal Memory Type
 DDR3-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM

Storage

Total Storage Capacity
512GB 512GB
Storage Medium
 Flash
 Flash
Compatible Memory Card
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Storage Drive Installed
1 1

Graphics

On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
 Intel Iris Graphics 5100
 Intel Iris Graphics 5100
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
0xA2E 0xA2E
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
 4.3
BEST
 4.3
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
 11.2
 11
 11.2/12
 11.1
BEST
 11.2
 11
 11.2/12
 11.1
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
1,200MHz 1,200MHz
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
 DisplayPort
 Embedded DisplayPort (eDP)
 HDMI
 VGA (D-Sub)
 DisplayPort
 Embedded DisplayPort (eDP)
 HDMI
 VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
200MHz 200MHz
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
3840 x 2160 Unknown - Click to provide data
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
3 3
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
1.74GB 1.74GB
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
4096 x 2160 Unknown - Click to provide data

Operating System/software

Operating System
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Networking

Cabling Technology
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
 1000
 100
 10
 1000
 100
 10

Ports & Interfaces

Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
1 1
Headphone Out Port
1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
Thunderbolt Port
1 1
USB 3.0 Port
4 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
4 4

Design

Chassis Type
 Nettop
 Nettop
Case Placement
 Horizontal
 Horizontal
Case Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Performance

Product Type
 PC
 PC

Processor Special Features

Idle States
1 1
Thermal Monitoring Technology
1 1
Instruction Set
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
Processor Code
SR1ZT SR1ZU
Processor Package Size
40mm 40mm
CPU Configuration (max)
1 1
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
1 1
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
1 1
Processor ARK ID
83506 83507

Power

Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60 50 - 60
Power Supply
85W 85W

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg 1.2kg
Height
36mm 36mm
Depth
197mm 197mm
Width
197mm 197mm

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 47 -40 - 47
Operating Altitude
0 - 10000 0 - 10000
Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 95 5 - 95
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35 10 - 35

Certificates

EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
IPhoto,iMovie,GarageBand,Pages,Numbers,Keynote,Maps,iBooks,Safari,Mail,FaceTime,Messages,Calendar,Contacts,Reminders,Time Machine,iTunes,Game Center,Preview,Notes,Mac App Store IPhoto,iMovie,GarageBand,Pages,Numbers,Keynote,Maps,iBooks,Safari,Mail,FaceTime,Messages,Calendar,Contacts,Reminders,Time Machine,iTunes,Game Center,Preview,Notes,Mac App Store
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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