Apple’s upcoming M2 processor’s CPU cluster will be “18%” faster than the current M1, the company said at its recent WWDC developer conference. The Geekbench results are the first independent evidence supporting Apple’s claim.
This is to be expected, since companies that make chips for the future usually put out accurate and reliable performance predictions. But it’s always nice to see multiple confirmations that the next piece of hardware will work as expected, especially for people who are hesitant to buy. Apple says that the M2 GPU, which works with the CPU, makes graphics processing 35% faster.
CPU Benchmarks have leaked for Apple’s M2 chip!
3.49GHz CPU clock vs M1’s 3.2GHz
Single-core performance gain vs M1: 11.56%
Multi-core performance gain vs M1: 19.45%
— Vadim Yuryev (@VadimYuryev) June 15, 2022
In a nice surprise, the M1 platform turned out to be a game-changer for the industry because of how well it performed and how little power it used. To all appearances, Apple’s architecture can grow with its needs and has greater longevity.
Both the new M2 MacBook Pro and M2 MacBook Air are powered by the M2 chip. The second one’s lack of a fan is evidence of how well Apple’s processor deals with heat. The MacBook Pro, on the other hand, has a fan and can keep up with demanding tasks for longer.