Although Apple’s M2 processor is the latest chipset, that does not mean that it is also the fastest processor from the MacBook maker. Various tests have shown that the chipset from the company from Cupertino has to lose out against the M1 Pro and M1 Max. These are M1 processors that appeared on the market later.
That the M2 is faster than the M1, that’s a given. In this case it is a good comparison, because they are two basic models. So you are not comparing apples with pears. CNET tests show that the new chipset is about 22 percent faster than its predecessor; Engadget noted a 25 percent difference in speed.
M2 versus M1-processors
Both processors have eight cores: four for performance, four for efficiency. However, the M2 features 100 Gbps of unified memory bandwidth; fifty percent more than the M1 has. In addition, the new chip is made according to the modern 5-nanometer principle, which also provides an advantage.
But how does the M2 compare to those more powerful versions of the M1: the Pro and Max? These processors are intended for powerful, mobile workstations for professionals and offer more cores and memory bandwidth. Apple’s latest processor is more intended for the ordinary consumer.
The differences with the M1 Pro and Max
Compared to the M2 processor, the M1 Pro processor is about 31 percent more powerful, according to the Engadget test. And the M1 Max, of course, does a little better. Compared to the latest Apple chipset for laptops (and tablets), there is a difference of 41 percent. And then we have the M1 Ultra, of course.
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That processor is no less than 160 percent more powerful than the M2. Well, that comparison doesn’t quite hold. While the latest Apple chip is intended for laptops, the M1 Ultra is really intended for powerful desktop computers. In the meantime, we have to wait for the M2 Pro and Max.
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