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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:22 am    Post subject: New Mac Mini CPU Reply with quote

Hello,

Can anyone tell me if the CPU on the new Mini is socketed? I have seen the Colo Teardown but it isn't pictured or mentioned and I have not seen any posts relating to this either...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:48 am    Post subject: Socketed Reply with quote



I believe the October 2009 versions are running the P8400, P8700, and P8800.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would imagine that they are still BGA, since noting else changed on the board, other than the CPU right?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
I would imagine that they are still BGA, since noting else changed on the board, other than the CPU right?

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Make Sense.. But any confirmation? I can't believe they have done a (Real) teardown on the Magic Mouse and the iMac but not the new Mac Mini!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mini server post mentions its identical except for the parts upgrade. I think they would have noticed a socketed cpu and mentioned it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:41 am    Post subject: Re: Socketed Reply with quote

I wonder where the person who wrote the wiki article obtained this info from?

If they are in-fact the actual model no's of the CPU's they've gotten from Intel, then they're the exact same model no's used by the Intel retail versions.

And so one could safely deduce that what's sourced from ark, is in fact the correct/full detail about these new Mini CPU's!

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyID=26548

Time to check the sources for that mini article methinks Laughing

guerrillamac2 wrote:


I believe the October 2009 versions are running the P8400, P8700, and P8800.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

user here mentions he can confirm it, he doesn't explicitly say it but I'm assuming he must have already completed a tear down.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=8702008&postcount=25

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Make Sense.. But any confirmation? I can't believe they have done a (Real) teardown on the Magic Mouse and the iMac but not the new Mac Mini!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the Intel comparison of all three Mac Mini presumed processor chips: 8400, 8700, 8800: From this comparison, the chips are nearly identical except for the clock speed.

http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=35569,37006,40380,

Notice that the 2.66 model in the high end Mac Mini option just came out 2nd quarter, and yet made it into the OCT 09 upgrade release! That would disprove a lot of complaining that Apple doesn't keep up with processor trends or can't move fast to include new technology in their models!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:14 am    Post subject: Re: Socketed Reply with quote

Well the Wiki article turned out to be totally wrong...
It claims the model no's are: P7550, P8700, PP9600
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Mini

This is them compared....
http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=42014,37006,37266,

If this is true then users with a 2.66Ghz CPU would have 6mb L2 cache and so far none have.
Also based on these model no's, the lowest-end CPU (2.26) doesn't have VT-x! Sad

I'm hoping MacDsmith2 line-up is the one
http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=35569,37006,40380,

jalyst wrote:
I wonder where the person who wrote the wiki article obtained this info from?

If they are in-fact the actual model no's of the CPU's they've gotten from Intel, then they're the exact same model no's used by the Intel retail versions.

And so one could safely deduce that what's sourced from ark, is in fact the correct/full detail about these new Mini CPU's!

http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyID=26548

Time to check the sources for that mini article methinks Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacDSmith2 wrote:
Here is the Intel comparison of all three Mac Mini presumed processor chips: 8400, 8700, 8800: From this comparison, the chips are nearly identical except for the clock speed.

http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=35569,37006,40380,

Notice that the 2.66 model in the high end Mac Mini option just came out 2nd quarter, and yet made it into the OCT 09 upgrade release! That would disprove a lot of complaining that Apple doesn't keep up with processor trends or can't move fast to include new technology in their models!


When I read 8800, I thought 8080! What a step down! Laughing

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