Benchmarks for Apple’s unannounced however nearly actually actual M2 Max have appeared in Geekbench outcomes (opens in new tab), which exhibits a 12-core processor operating at 3.54GHz and backed by 96GB of RAM. The rumored chip, which might be utilized in forthcoming MacBook Professional and Mac Studio fashions, presents a slight enhance in efficiency over the prevailing M1 Max if the Geekbench run is correct.
The Geekbench 5 outcomes are for a ‘Mac14,6’ laptop operating on unreleased macOS 13.2 software program. It manages a single-core rating of 1,853 and a multi-core rating of 13,855. If correct, this can be a little disappointing, as an eight-core M2 MacBook Professional hits (opens in new tab) 1,899 in the identical single-core benchmark. Nonetheless, the larger variety of cores within the M2 Max machine sees it pull forward within the multi-core rating, with the M1 scoring 8,737 (5,000 factors behind). Nonetheless, all of the M-class Macs trounce an Intel iMac from 2020, with that machine’s Core i7-10700K at 3.8GHz scoring (opens in new tab) 1,250 within the single-core take a look at and eight,157 within the multi-core.
A report from Taiwan’s DigiTimes (opens in new tab) claims Apple will transfer from the M2’s present 5nm TMSC course of to a 3nm node for the M2 Professional. In fact, Apple hasn’t introduced this improvement, however manufacturing capability at TSMC was reportedly booked by Apple again in the summertime.
The earlier technology M1 chips have been finally out there in 4 guises: vanilla, Professional, Max and Extremely, with the upper-level chips having extra cores and beefier GPUs. Whereas the Mac mini, iMac, MacBook Air, a number of MacBook Execs and the iPad Professional acquired primary chips, most MacBook Execs include a alternative of M1 Professional or M1 Max (opens in new tab), with the brand new Mac Studio (opens in new tab) capable of be specced with an M1 Extremely (opens in new tab), which is 2 M1 Professional chips caught collectively. Whereas the M1 has eight or 10 CPU cores, the variations between the chips are primarily expressed within the variety of GPU cores and the quantity of RAM within the bundle.
It isn’t unreasonable to count on M2 to go the identical route, and whereas thus far we have solely seen M2 within the 2022 MacBook Air (opens in new tab) and a single MacBook Professional mannequin (in addition to an iPad Professional), we count on the processor to make its method by your entire Mac laptop vary, even maybe infiltrating the Mac Professional, which continues to be an Intel-only zone.