Today, Apple sees fit to announce its latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets for Mac with the launch of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini models. The latest chips feature performance improvements over the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips along with improved power efficiency. Check out more details about the Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets below and what performance gains you should expect.
Apple’s M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are built on a 4nm process and deliver improved CPU and GPU performance.
Apple’s M1 series chips are built on TSMC’s 5nm process that offers enhanced CPU and GPU capabilities. Unlike the last generation Apple Silicon, the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are manufactured in 4nm process. This will allow the chips to deliver improved computing and graphics performance combined with improved power efficiency. The result was achieved thanks to the new and improved manufacturing process.
In terms of specifications, Apple’s M2 Max chip will have up to a 12-core CPU and a 38-core GPU with unified LPDDR5X memory. In contrast, the M1 Max chip features a 10-core CPU with a 32-core GPU. From now on, you can expect significant gains in graphical performance with the latest chipset. However, you can also expect higher CPU performance as the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are made with 4nm process and feature enhanced power efficiency.
Note that the 12-core CPU and 38-core GPU variant of the M2 Max chip are not available for the base model. You will be required to pay an additional amount to get the advanced version of the chip. The M2 Max chip features the same 12-core CPU for all variants and the difference is in the number of GPU cores.
Apple announced the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips with the launch of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The latest models feature the same design as the last-generation MacBook Pro models. The only difference you will experience this time is the performance. With the addition of new LPDDR5X memory, devices will feature higher bandwidth that helps boost multitasking capabilities.
Apart from the new MacBook Pro models, Apple also announced the new and improved Mac mini with internal improvements. You can check out more details about the device in our dedicated announcement post. We will share more details about the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets once more information becomes available. Share your views with us in the comments below.