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2018 refresh of the Apple Mac mini. Processor options include 3.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i3, 3.0 GHz 6-core Intel Core i5, and 3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processors.

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RAM speed: 2666Mhz or 3200Mhz

For a new model Intel Core i7 6‑core 3,2GHz (with Turbo Boost to 4,6GHz) one manifacturer propose RAM with two speeds: one with 2666Mhz and one with 3200 Mhz. Making sense to use the one with the highest speed on this MINI?

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RAM Type:PC4-21300 DDR4Min. RAM Speed:2666 MHz

Details:Supports 2666 MHz PC4-21300 DDR4 SO-DIMMs (260-pin).

Standard RAM:8 GBMaximum RAM:64 GB

Details:This system ships with two 4 GB memory modules by default.

This model supports as much as 64 GB of RAM using two 32 GB modules.

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Yes... but in case of 64 Gb, one manifacturer propose two products; 64GB Kit (2 x 32GB) DDR4-3200 SODIMM and 64GB Kit (2 x 32GB) DDR4-2666 SODIMM. The Problem is: the 3200 making sense or the PC Works in the same way?


Go ahead and experiment if you can afford it. Problem is that the higher RAM speed won't help you as you can't change the BUS speed.


Thanks Mayer. Maybe are good for who experiments the overclocking, sure different to turbo-boost. In Macs this more speed remain unused.


@pl004 - Different markets! Overclockers mostly understand the mechanics of their system. Mac users depending on Steve's famous phrase: It just works

While Apple presses performance it isn't always the faster system when you put them side by side a similar CPU'ed system.. Thats not to say the Mac is a slow poke! just not the fastest! Sometimes they surprise us! Apple was the first to leverage PCIe/AHCI & PCIe/NVMe drives! And then the T2 driven flash chips design which beats 4x PCIe/NVMe blade drives. Only in a Mac Pro can you beat the T2 using Sonnet’s M.2 4×4 PCIe Card brings absolutely ridiculous SSD speeds to Mac Pro If Apple can get off the Intel bandwagon to AMD then we should see some real performance without the heat!


Thanks Dan. MacPro are my dream ;)


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