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Apple unveils M2 Pro and M2 Max chips

YugatechJanuary 17, 2023

Two new chips were introduced by Apple today — the Apple M2 Pro and Apple M2 Max — both of which offer more cores and better performance than the Apple M2 introduced just 6 months ago.

Apple M2 Chips

The Apple M2 Pro scales up the architecture of M2 to deliver an up to 12-core CPU and up to 19-core GPU (compared to the 8-core CPU and 10-core GOU of the M2), together with up to 32GB of fast unified memory.

Based on the 2nd-gen 5nm process technology, the Apple M2 Pro consists of 40 billion transistors — nearly 20 percent more than M1 Pro, and double the amount in M2. It features 200GB/s of unified memory bandwidth — twice that of M2 — and up to 32GB of low-latency unified memory. The next-generation 10- or 12-core CPU consists of up to eight high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, resulting in multithreaded CPU performance that is up to 20 percent faster than the 10-core CPU in M1 Pro.

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The GPU in M2 Pro can be configured with up to 19 cores — three more than the GPU in M1 Pro — and includes a larger L2 cache. Graphics speeds are up to 30 percent faster than that of M1 Pro. Apple promised up to 40% faster performance in Adobe Photoshop compared to the M1 Pro and 80% better than an Intel Core i9.

The Apple M2 Max builds on the capabilities of M2 Pro, including an up to 38-core GPU, double the unified memory bandwidth, and up to 96GB of unified memory.

The M2 Max has 67 billion transistors — 10 billion more than M1 Max and more than 3x that of M2. Its 400GB/s of unified memory bandwidth is twice that of M2 Pro, 4x that of M2, and supports up to 96GB of fast unified memory.

M2 Max features the same next-generation 12-core CPU as M2 Pro. The GPU is even more powerful with up to 38 cores, and is paired with a larger L2 cache. Graphics speeds climb up to 30 percent faster than M1 Max.

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