Apple M2 Chip: The newly released M2 chipset by Apple powers the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2022 and MacBook Air 2022. Apple built the new M2 chipset on a 2nd-gen 5nm process, and in comparison to the M1, its 8-cores CPU delivers 18% fastness and 10-cores GPU offers 35% better performance.
Apple M2 Chip Specs
|CPU Cores||4P + 4E (8-cores)|
|Memory||24 GB LPDDR5|
|Memory Bandwidth||100 GBps|
|Neural Engine Cores||16|
According to Apple, the new M2 chip focuses on delivering better performance while at the same time consuming less power.
“M2 starts the second generation of M-series chips and goes beyond the remarkable features of M1. With our relentless focus on power-efficient performance, M2 delivers a faster CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine. And along with higher memory bandwidth and new capabilities like ProRes acceleration, M2 continues the tremendous pace of innovation in Apple silicon for the Mac.”Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies.
The Apple M2 Chip has an 8-core CPU which consists of 4-performance cores and 4-efficiency cores. While also features Apple’s next-gen GPU with up to 10 cores. The new GPU comes with a larger cache and greater memory bandwidth that results in 25% higher graphics performance than M1 when at the same power level, and up to 35% better performance at its peak power. In addition, the chip packs 20 billion transistors, a whopping 25 percent more than the M1 chip.
Apple M2 chip with its 16-core neural engine is 40% faster than the M1’s because it can process up to 15.8 trillion operations per second, while you also get 50% more memory bandwidth. And Speaking of the RAM, the M2 supports up to 24GB of LPDDR5 RAM + up to 2TB SSD storage. The chip also supports 6K external displays, as well as ProRes, encode and decode, 8K H.264, and HEVC video.