Apple introduced the M2 chip at the ongoing WWDC 2022 event, which is the successor of the M1, Apple’s first ARM-based proprietary computer processor, which was built and announced in November 2020.
Apple unveils M2 chipset with 18% faster CPU
The M2 is the brains behind the latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13-inch models. The 2nd generation 5nm technology was used to create this chip. And, as compared to the M1, its 8-core CPU performs 18% better. The chip features quicker performance cores and larger caches, as well as performance cores that have been “substantially upgraded” for even more performance benefits.
When compared to the Intel Core i7-1255U in the Samsung Galaxy Book2 360, the M2’s CPU delivers “almost twice the performance at the same power,” delivering the Intel chip’s maximum performance while only requiring a fifth of its power. energy. When compared to the MSI Prestige 14Evo’s 12-core Intel Core i7-1260P, the M2 achieves nearly 90% efficiency while utilizing only 14% of the power.
The GPU cores appear to be the same as the M1, but they are somewhat more efficient, since the 10-core M2 can give 25% greater performance at the same power consumption as the M1’s 8-core GPU. This GPU is 2.3 times quicker at the same capacity than the integrated graphics in the Samsung Galaxy Book2 360, and delivers the greatest performance of the GPU on the Galaxy Book2 with only 1/5th the power consumption.
The 16-core Neural Engine is 40% quicker than the M1, and it can handle up to 15.8 trillion operations per second. It also has 50% greater memory bandwidth, at 100GB/s. When it comes to memory, the M2 chip can take up to 24GB of LPDDR5 RAM. This processor has 25 percent more transistors than the M1 and supports 6K external displays, ProRes, 8K H.264 encoding and decoding, and HEVC video.