References to unreleased M2 Macs surface in database

References to unreleased M2 Macs have just been discovered in the Steam Hardware and Software Survey for November. The data from Steam’s database supposedly includes references to two unreleased Macs with the M2 Max chip.

M2 Macs

Apple expected to debut the M2 Mac Studio, M2 MacBook Pro, and more in 2023

Steam’s monthly Hardware & Software Survey aims to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software its customers are using. In the survey for November 2022, references to two unreleased Macs can be seen.

The two unreleased Macs in the survey have the identifiers “Mac14,6” and “Mac15,4.” The usage for both Macs is listed at 0.00%. This means that they are not being used by a large number of gamers. Instead, it is possible that some Apple engineers may be testing the gaming possibilities of unreleased M2 Macs using Steam’s platform.

The “Mac14,6” model identifier has previously been spotted in Geekbench score entries with the M2 Max chip. Apple’s refreshed 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected to come equipped with the M2 Pro and M2 Max. The M2 Max will have 12 CPU cores—made up of 8 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores—and 38 graphics cores. It will also continue to come with up to 64 gigabytes of memory. Numerous reports suggest that the 14-inch and 16-inch machines will arrive in spring, 2023.

  • Check out everything we know about the updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips here.

M2 chip

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, a refreshed Mac mini is also in the works with the same M2 chip that is used in the 2022 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Gurman has also revealed that the first Apple Silicon Mac Pro will be released in 2023 and internal testing for the machine has recently been ramped up. The first Apple Silicon Mac Pro will include chip options that are 2x or 4x more powerful than the M2 Max. The chips could be called the M2 Ultra and the M2 Extreme. The machine will arrive with options for 24 and 48 CPU cores and 76 and 152 graphics cores—along with up to 256 gigabytes of memory.

(via MacRumors)

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