Developers Begin Receiving Mac Mini With A12Z Chip, Leak Benchmarks

Developers Begin Receiving Mac Mini With A12Z Chip, Leak Benchmarks

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Developers have begun receiving Apple's Developer Transition Kit that includes a Mac mini with an A12Z processor. This $500 kit is meant to help with the transition from Intel processors to Apple's custom ARM-based chips. Unfortunately, the Mac mini needs to be returned after a year.

Photos of the packaging have been posted to Twitter.

@axello
Wow, that was an amazingly fast shipment of my new ARM Mac, aka Apple DTK!
Happy as a clam in salt water, I am!

Developers Begin Receiving Mac Mini With A12Z Chip, Leak Benchmarks

@TillSchadde
Transition Party @equinux #Apple #DTK Apple silicon #bigsur

Developers Begin Receiving Mac Mini With A12Z Chip, Leak Benchmarks

Despite being against the rules, benchmarks for the Mac mini have already been surfacing in the Geekbench Results Browser. Note that these benchmarks are being run via Rosetta 2 and thus will be lower than native performance scores.

The average single-core score is currently at 811 while the average multi-core score is 2781. According to the result, the base frequency is 2.40GHz with 4-cores being used. The Mac mini has 16GB of RAM.

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Developers Begin Receiving Mac Mini With A12Z Chip, Leak Benchmarks

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