Two days ago, Apple quietly released the new MacBook 14 Max 16 notebook, mainly upgrading the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. Now that the MacBook with M2 Pro has been exposed for the first time, Apple has not boasted about its 20% performance improvement, but it has done so.
The Apple M2 Pro, which is based on TSMC's second-generation 5nm process, has 40 billion transistors, 20 per cent more than the 33.7 billion transistors of the previous generation M1 Pro.
Compared to the 10 CPU cores of the previous generation M1 Pro, M2 Pro has further increased the number of CPU cores to 12 cores, including eight high-performance cores (with 192KB instruction cache and 128KB data cache, and the secondary cache has been upgraded from 24MB to 32MB), and four energy-efficient cores (with primary cache composed of 128KB instruction cache and 64KB data cache, 4MB secondary cache, consistent with the previous generation).
The number of GPU cores in M2 Pro has also increased from 16 cores in the previous generation to 19 cores, with 2432 cores (compared with 2048 EU in the previous generation), and computing power has also increased from 5.2 TFLOPS to 6.8 TFLOPS.
Apple saidThe CPU performance of M2 Pro is up to 20% faster than that of M1 Pro, while the performance of M1 GPU is up to 30% higher.
Now there are running points for M2 Pro in Geekbech 5, 1952 for single core and 15013 for multi-core, compared with 1769 and 12499 for M1 Pro.The performance of single core has increased by 10%, and that of multi-core by 20%, which is in line with what Apple said.
This performance even surpasses the M1 Max, one of Apple's most powerful processors, which is 1780 single-core, 12499 multi-core, and has two more E-core CPU.
However, the running score of GK does not reflect the advantages of GPU, which is the focus of M1 Max, so the advantages of the latter can not be denied.