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    2013 mac pro or mini 2018
    i have the 2013 macpro 3.7GHz Quad-Core. My question is to everyone , should i get the mini i7 2018. is it a good upgrade? please i need your help!! lol

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    2013 mac pro or mini 2018
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    Welcome to our forums.

    The 2018 Mini is a significant upgrade from an older model Mini. The choice of course is up to you whether to purchase it or not.
    Last edited by chscag; 11-19-2018 at 10:45 PM. Reason: added info

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    I do want to just not sure yet. i see the macpro is showing its age. thunderbolt 2 xoen e5. just dont want not lose a good computer if the specs are almost the same besides the thunderbolt 3 .

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    2013 mac pro or mini 2018
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    Your Mac's Specs
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    Keep in mind that your 2013 Mac Pro is user configurable whereas the new Mini is limited. In what way is your Mac Pro showing its age? You can always upgrade your Mac Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Keep in mind that your 2013 Mac Pro is user configurable whereas the new Mini is limited. In what way is your Mac Pro showing its age? You can always upgrade your Mac Pro.

    is there anyway updating the thunderbolt 2 to a 3?

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    2013 mac pro or mini 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by chino0823 View Post
    is there anyway updating the thunderbolt 2 to a 3?
    Not that I know of. There is some discussion on the web about adding an eGPU and TB 3 but nothing definitive.

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    2013 mac pro or mini 2018
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    Wow...all I can say is the CPU benchmark numbers for the 2018 Mac-Mini are out-of-sight!!!

    - The mid-model core i5 3.0GHz model has a Geekbench 3 score of 19,907.
    - The top-end 2018 Mac-Mini with the core i7 3.2GHz CPU has a Geekbench 3 score of 24,704.

    The top end 2018 Mac-Mini has basically double the Geekbench 3 CPU score of the 2013 3.7GHz quad-core Mac Pro with a CPU Geekbench score of 14,426. Wow!!!

    If I was thinking of replacing this model 2013 Mac Pro with a 2018 Mac-Mini...I would want to be sure of at least 2 things:

    - Determine what the GPU (graphics) hardware performance comparision is.
    - Determine if the 64gig of max RAM for the 2018 Mac-Mini was enough.

    Again wow...the 6-core mid & top-end model 2018 Mac-Mini's have come a long way. The entry level 4-core 2018 Mac-Mini is no slouch either. But with a Geekbench CPU score of about 13,828...unless the GPU scores beat a 2013 quad-core Mac-Pro by a decent about...the low end 2018 Mac-Mini does not look as great of a replacement for a 2013 quad-core Mac-Pro.

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