Benchmark: age vs. new Mac mini vs. MacBook Air

After the first benchmark results for the recently presented MacBook Air with M1 chip were published, it is now the turn of the Mac mini. Although the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini are largely the same Mac in a different guise, there are also minor differences in performance. Geekbench documents a base clock rate of 3.04 GHz on the Mac mini – whereas on the MacBook Air you get 3.2 GHz.

This is not a world-shattering difference and you will not feel any of it in everyday life, but expressed in concrete figures, the 0.16 GHz is less noticeable. With a core of 1682, the Mac mini achieves the concentrated multicore performance at 7097. For comparison: The MacBook Air 13 “is around 7400 meters.