Apple 3.0GHz vs Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

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Apple 3.0GHz
Apple Mac Mini Late 2014

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
7% faster processor frequency Edit
Apple 3.0GHz is 3GHz processor clock speed. That's 0.2GHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (2.8GHz). 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 4MB, but the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is only a 3MB processor cache PC (1MB smaller).
Faster processor boost frequency Edit
Apple 3.0GHz is 3.5GHz maximum turbo frequency. That's 0.2GHz faster than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (3.3GHz). Read more

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

Intel FDI Technology Edit
The Apple 3.0GHz supports intel FDI Technology, but the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 does not.
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD) Edit
The Apple 3.0GHz supports intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD), but the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 does not support intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD).
1 Reason For
Bigger internal memory Edit
Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 is 16GB memory. That's 8GB bigger than the Apple 3.0GHz (16GB). Read more

A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.

A higher internal memory will allow the computer to run more quickly.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
8GB smaller internal memory Edit
The Apple 3.0GHz is an 8GB memory PC. That's 8GB smaller than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (16GB). Read more

A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.

A higher internal memory will allow the computer to run more quickly.

Three months older
The Apple 3.0GHz is older than the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 by three months.
5 Reasons Against
8% slower processor frequency Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a processor frequency of 2.8GHz. That's 0.2GHz slower than the Apple 3.0GHz (2.8GHz). 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 3MB, however the Apple 3.0GHz is a 4MB processor cache PC (1MB bigger).
Slower processor boost frequency Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a processor boost frequency of 3.3GHz. That's 0.2GHz slower than the Apple 3.0GHz (3.3GHz). Read more

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

Does not support intel FDI Technology Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 does not support intel FDI Technology, but the Apple 3.0GHz supports intel FDI Technology.
Does not support intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD) Edit
The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 does not support intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD), but the Apple 3.0GHz supports intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD).

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Date Released

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Processor

Processor Cores
2 2
Processor Family
 Intel Core i7
BEST
 Intel Core i7
Processor Frequency
3GHz
BEST
2.8GHz
Processor Threads
4 4
System Bus Rate
5GT/s 5GT/s
Processor Cache Level
 L3
 L3
Processor Cache
4MB
BEST
3MB
Processor Socket
 BGA1168
 BGA1168
Processor Boost Frequency
3.5GHz
BEST
3.3GHz
Processor Model
 430
 430
BEST
ECC Supported by Processor
 ECC supported by processor
 ECC supported by processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
 Dual
 Dual
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
25.6GB/s 25.6GB/s
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
1,333MHz 1,333MHz
Memory Types Supported by Processor
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
16GB 16GB
Conflict Free Processor
 Conflict Free processor
 Conflict Free processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
12 12
Stepping
C0 C0
Tjunction
100°C 100°C
Processor Operating Modes
 64-bit
 64-bit
PCI Express Configurations
 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
Number of Processors Installed
 Number of processors installed
 Number of processors installed

Memory

Internal Memory
8GB 16GB
BEST
Memory Clock Speed
1,600MHz 1,600MHz
Memory Slots
 2x SO-DIMM
 2x SO-DIMM
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
 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 Media
 Flash
 Flash
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Number of Storage Drives Installed
1 1
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Graphics

On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
 Intel Iris Graphics 5100
 Intel Iris Graphics 5100
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
 Not available
 Not available
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 (max)
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
 On-board graphics adapter
 On-board graphics adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
 Intel Iris Graphics
 Intel Iris Graphics

Software

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

Networking

Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 1000
 100
 10
 1000
 100
 10
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Ports & Interfaces

Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
1 1
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
1 1
USB 3.0 Port
4 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
4 4

Design

Chassis Type
 Nettop
 Nettop
Placement Supported
 Horizontal
 Horizontal
Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver
Water Cooling System
 Water cooling system
 Water cooling system

Performance

Password Protection
 Password protection
 Password protection
Product Type
 PC
 PC

Processor Special Features

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
 Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
 Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
 Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
 Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
 Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
 Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
 Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
 Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
 Intel® vPro™ Technology
 Intel® vPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
 Intel 64
 Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
 Intel® Secure Key
 Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
 Intel Clear Video Technology
 Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
 Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
 Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
 Intel FDI Technology
BEST
 Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
 Intel TSX-NI
 Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
1 1
Intel® Insider™
 Intel® Insider™
 Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
 Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
BEST
 Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
1 1
Execute Disable Bit
 Execute Disable Bit
 Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
 InTru™ 3D Technology
 InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
 Intel Trusted Execution Technology
 Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
 Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
 Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
 Intel Fast Memory Access
 Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
 Intel Flex Memory Access
 Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
 Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
 Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Supported Instruction Sets
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
 Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
 Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
 Intel Enhanced Halt State
 Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
SR1ZT SR1ZU
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
 Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
 Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
 Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
 Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Processor Package Size
40mm 40mm
CPU Configuration (max)
1 1
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
 Intel Rapid Storage Technology
 Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
 Intel Demand Based Switching
 Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
1 1
Intel® Smart Cache
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel® Smart Cache
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 (T-T)
-40 - 47 -40 - 47
Operating Altitude
0 - 10000 0 - 10000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
5 - 95 5 - 95
Operating Temperature (T-T)
10 - 35 10 - 35

Certificates

EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Packaging Content

Drivers Included
 Drivers included
 Drivers included
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Mouse Included
 Mouse included
 Mouse included
Display Included
 Display included
 Display included
Keyboard Supplied
 Keyboard supplied
 Keyboard supplied
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
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