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#303980
I am thinking to replace my old Mac Pro 2013 with the Mac Mini.

3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
64GB 2666MHz DDR4
Intel UHD Graphics 630
2TB SSD storage
10 Gigabit Ethernet (Nbase-T Ethernet with support for 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet using RJ‑45 connector)

Any views.

Thanks

Nigel R. Alleyne
#303981
nigelall wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:25 pm
my old Mac Pro 2013 with the Mac Mini
Hello Nigel R. Alleyne,

It seems to be a good device to work on Archicad
Do you need or want to change your computer ?
The only reason it might be a wrong idea to change your mac pro to this mac mini is the graphic card
What's yours ?
#303987
Hi Christophe,

The Specifications on the Mac Pro is:
3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5
64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3
AMD FirePro D500 3 GB
USB 2.0 Bus
Old Thunderbolt port

I was thinking to get one of the eGpu to connect as an external option, also I am impressed with the USB-c ports on the Mini.

What do you think?

Thank

Nigel R. Alleyne
#303988
nigelall wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:53 am

I was thinking to get one of the eGpu to connect as an external option, also I am impressed with the USB-c ports on the Mini.
Without the eGPU, you won't be able to run TwinMotion or lots of other GPU based apps. Not sure how much of a hit the Intel graphics would have on AC itself. And, as good as Thunderbolt 3 is, an eGPU will not perform as well as the same graphics card on the internal bus according to various benchmarks...

By the time you add in the eGPU enclosure, and graphics card, the mini-eGPU combination costs more than an iMac ... which includes a beautiful retina 5K 27" display ... so I'm curious what the appeal of the Mini is?