by Sami Fathi
Geekbench scores allegedly for the upcoming “M2 Max” chip have surfaced online, offering a closer look at performance levels and specific details of Apple's upcoming silicon processor.
Geekbench results first seen on Twitter are for configuration Mac with M2 Maximum chip, 12 core processor and 96GB memory. The Mac listed has an ID of “Mac14.6” which could be an upcoming next generation MacBook Pro or Mac Studio. Apple offers a maximum of 64GB of storage on current 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, while Mac Studio you can configure up to 128 GB of memory with the M1 Ultra.
According to the test, M2 The Max chip scored 1853 points in single-core and 13855 points in multi-core. In comparison, the M1 Max chip in Mac Studio scored 1755 in single-core and 12333 in multi-core. If M2 The maximum number of chips results are accurate, the performance gain for the new chip will be relatively small.
M2 The chip, announced in June 2022, is based on an improved version of TSMC's 5nm process. What is the manufacturing process for the upcoming M2 Pro and M2 The maximum chips will no longer be entirely clear. While they may feature the same advanced 5nm process as the standard M2 There are also rumors that it could move to 3nm, offering significant performance and power efficiency gains.
According to the results, the chip was tested on a Mac running macOS Ventura 13.2, which has yet to be released by the developer. or public beta, but it's being worked on internally by Apple. Early Macs are expected to feature M2 Pro and M2 The Max chips are rumored to be updated for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, while the Mac Studio follow somewhere next year. The updated MacBook Pros were originally rumored to be released between October and November, but are now expected to be released in early 2023.
Apple has several Macs in the works for 2023, including updated MacBook Pro and updated iMac. , as well as Apple's silicon Mac Pro rumors. For a full rundown of all the new Macs we're expecting next year and beyond, be sure to check out our guide.
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