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Mac mini G4 vs Raspi 3

The Original Mac Mini G4 had a single-core 32-Bit PowerPC CPU at some 1.25 GHz with 512 KB on-chip Cache. It was released in 2005.

It has a Geekbench Score of 766.


Raspi 3 by User:Evan-Amos

The Raspberry Pi basically is a a cellphone, without the battery and the packaging. The Raspberry Pi 3 was released in 2016, and has a BCM 2837 with a quadcore ARM with 1.2 GHz.

It has a Geekbench Score of 2128.

In case you need to illustrate how Moore’s Law works, in a practical, touchable way.

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  1. You should also mention the power consumption. The Mac has a higher idle power consumption than the PI3 at 400% overload. Not speaking of the maximum 85 W the Mac may consume under load.

  2. eliasp

    This reminds me I should finally get rid of my 10y old Intel Core2 Duo based home-/fileserver and replace it with something decently modern.

    • kris kris

      Mac mini from 2012 under the TV, and

      kris@server:~$ grep ‘model name’ /proc/cpuinfo | uniq -c
      8 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz

      for the fileserver, but yeah, you are right.

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