Mac mini: Power consumption and thermal output (BTU) information

Learn about the power consumption and thermal output of Mac mini computers.

Mac mini (Late 2014)
1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3, 500GB 5400-rpm HDD, Intel HD Graphics 5000 
Power Consumption Thermal Output 
Idle Max Idle Max
6 W 85 W 20 BTU/h 290 BTU/h
 

 

Mac mini (Late 2014)
2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3, 1TB 5400-rpm HDD, Intel Iris Graphics
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
6 W 85 W 20 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Late 2014)
2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3, 1TB Fusion Drive, Intel Iris Graphics
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
6 W 85 W 20 BTU/h 290 BTU/h
 

 

Mac mini (Late 2012)
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 (2x2GB), 500GB 5400-rpm HDD, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
11 W 85 W 38 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Late 2012)
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 (2x2GB), 1TB 5400-rpm HDD, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
11 W 85 W 38 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

 

Mac mini with OS X Server (Late 2012)
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 (2x2GB), two 1TB 5400-rpm HDDs, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
13 W 85 W 45 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Mid 2011)
2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 2GB 1333 DDR3 (2x1GB), 500GB 5400 RPM, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
11 W 85 W 38 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Mid 2011)
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, 4GB 1333 DDR3 (2x2GB), 500GB 5400 RPM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M with 256MB of GDDR5 memory
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
14 W 85 W 48 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

 

Mac mini with OS X Server (Mid 2011)
2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 4GB 1333 DDR3 (2x2GB), two 500GB 7200 RPM, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
12 W 85 W 41 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Mid 2010)
2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo, 8GB 1066 DDR3 (2x4GB) 320GB 5400 RPM, built in GeForce 320M, SuperDrive
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
10 W 85 W 34 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

 

Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server (Mid 2010)
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo, 8GB 1066 DDR3 (2x4GB) two 500GB 7200 RPM, built in GeForce 320M
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
11 W 85 W 38 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Late 2009) 
2.26GHz or 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1066 DDR3 SDRAM (2x2GB), 320GB 5400RPM, built in GeForce 9400M, SuperDrive
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
14 W 110 W 48 BTU/h 376 BTU/h

 

Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server (Late 2009)
2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1066 DDR3 SDRAM (2x2GB), two 500GB 5400RPM, built in GeForce 9400M
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
15 W 110 W 51 BTU/h 376 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Early 2009)
2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB 1066 DDR3 SDRAM (2x1GB), 320GB 5400 RPM, built in GeForce 9400M, SuperDrive
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
13 W 110 W 44 BTU/h 376 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Mid 2007)
1.83 GHz  or 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, 512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM (2x256), 80GB 5400 RPM, built in GMA (950 shared 64 MB), Combo drive
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
23 W 110 W 79 BTU/h 376 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Late 2006)
1.83 GHz Core Duo, 512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM (2x256), 80GB 5400 RPM, built in GMA (950 shared 64 MB), Combo drive
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
23 W 110 W 79 BTU/h 376 BTU/h

 

Mac mini (Early 2006)
1.5 GHz Core Solo, 512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM (2x256), 60GB 5400 RPM, built in GMA 950 (shared 64 MB), Combo drive
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
23 W 110 W 79 BTU/h 376 BTU/h

 

Mac mini
1.25 GHz PowerPC G4, 256MB DDR333 SDRAM memory (1x256), 40GB 4200 RPM drive, built in 32 MB DDR RV280, Combo drive
Power Consumption Thermal Output
Idle Max Idle Max
32 W 85 W 110 BTU/h 290 BTU/h

Notes

  1. Power consumption data (Watts) is measured from the wall power source and includes all power supply and system losses. Additional correction is not needed.
  2. "Max" is defined as the maximum possible power draw based on the computer's power supply rating.
  3. "Idle" reflects the power used with only Finder open, using the default power management settings.
     
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