When Apple announced the M2 processor, the company naturally announced that the chipset is faster and more powerful than its predecessor. But how exactly do the two processors differ from each other? We may get that answer from leaked benchmark information, from a 13-inch MacBook Pro on Geekbench.
Apple’s new M2 processor runs at a clock speed of 3.49 Ghz. That is not much higher than the clock speed of its predecessor, which remains at 3.2 Ghz. As a result, the M2 gets a single-core score of 1,919 points on Geekbench. The M1 scores about twelve percent lower with 1,707 points.
Difference Between Apple M2 and M1 Processors
If we look at the score for multiple cores, the M2 processor comes out at a number of 8,928 points. The M1 model scores about twenty percent lower than its successor in this area, with a score of 7,419. How much do the differences in percentages match Apple’s claims?
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%
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Apple claims in press releases that the M2 processor is about eighteen percent faster than the M1 chipset. And if we look at the numbers from the Geekbench, then that pretty much corresponds to the real world. At least now as a consumer you really know where you stand when it comes to performance.
Along another benchmark
The new M2 processor also stopped by at another benchmark, which includes the Metal score. The M2 scores there a point number of 30,627 points. That’s much higher than the M1’s Metal score, which scores 21,001 points. The M2 features a total of ten cores; the M1 has up to eight.
What exactly can you do with all those points? Well, the higher the better. The Geekbench measures the capacities of the cpu and gpu, allowing you to compare the results with processors and graphics cards from other parties. The company does this for computers, but also for smartphones and tablets, for example.
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