The first graphics-focused benchmark results have appeared for Apple’s M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, providing a closer look at GPU performance improvements.
Metallic results on Geekbench show that the M2 Pro with 19 GPU cores and the M2 Max with 38 GPU cores in the new MacBook Pro deliver nearly 30% faster graphics performance over the M1 Pro and M1 Max, in line with Apple’s announced claims.
The high-end M1 Ultra chip released for Mac Studio last year is still about 9% faster than the M2 Max chip based on Metal results:
- M1 Ultra: 94,583
- M2 max: 86,805
- M1 max: 64,708
- M2 Pro: 52691
- M1 Pro: 39,758
However, the OpenCL scores for the M2 Max and M1 Ultra are roughly equal.
Geekbench results also reveal that both the M2 Pro and M2 Max in the new MacBook Pro have single-core and multi-core scores of around 1,900 and 15,000, respectively, which means they offer up to 20% faster CPU performance compared to the M1 Pro and M1 Max, which also matches Apple’s advertised claims.
The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are available for pre-order now. The first customer deliveries and in-store availability will start on Tuesday.
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