Here is everything to know about the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips
Built on a 5nm process, the new M2 Pro and M2 Max both chips feature 16 core Neural Engine which is 40% faster than its predecessor, Apple’s powerful media engine to allow playback of multiple streams of 4K and 8K ProRes videos, image signal processor and next-generation Secure Enclave for security.
Both chips come in the following configurations:
- M2 Pro
- Up to 12-core CPU (up to 8 high-performance cores and core high-efficiency cores)
- Up to 19-core GPU
- Up to 32GB of unified memory
- Feature hardware accelerated H.264, HEVC, and ProRes video encoding and decoding.
The new M2 Pro is equipped with 20% more transistors and delivers 20% faster CPU performance and up to 30% faster graphics speeds than its predecessor M1 Pro chip. It also features twice the bandwidth of the M2 chip and up to 32GB of low-latency unified memory.
- M2 Max
- Up to 12-core CPU
- Up to 38-core GPU
- Up to 96GB of unified memory
- Two videos encode engines two ProRes engines to deliver 2x faster video encoding than M2 Pro.
The new M2 Max chip offers twice the unified memory bandwidth of the M2 Pro chip and 4x that of the M2 chip. Its powerful GPU is paired with a larger L2 cache to deliver 30$ faster graphics speeds than the M1 Max chip.
Apple claims that M2 Pro brings pro performance to the new Mac mini and the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro deliver “game-changing performance”. Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies, Johny Srouji said:
“Only Apple is building SoCs like M2 Pro and M2 Max. They deliver incredible pro performance along with industry-leading power efficiency. With an even more powerful CPU and GPU, support for a larger unified memory system, and an advanced media engine, M2 Pro and M2 Max represent astonishing advancements in Apple silicon.”