Apple M2, the second generation of Apple Silicon was announced at WWDC 2022, along with the new MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. Apple claimed that the M2 is faster and more energy efficient than the M1. Users will soon be able to purchase Apple M2-powered MacBooks with a starting price of Rs. 1.19.900.

Apple M2 benchmarks out: surpassing Intel's flagship desktop chip

Apple M2-powered MacBook has been spotted on Geekbench 5, a CPU benchmark platform, indicating an improvement of up to 20 percent over the Apple M1 processor. Apple M2 is faster than Apple M1 in both single-core and multi-core Geekbench 5 tests.

Apple M2 Single Core CPU Test Results

According to Geekbench 5, the Apple M2 is 11.56 percent faster than the Apple M1 in the single-core Geekbench CPU test. What’s even more interesting is the fact that Apple M2 scored 1919 points on the single-core test, which is comparable to the high-end desktop CPUs like the Intel Core i9-12900K.

Since the Apple M2 has a much lower TPD, the 2nd generation Apple Silicon is a lot more energy efficient than the Intel Core i9-12900K and even the Intel Core i9-12900KF.

Apple M2 benchmarks out: surpassing Intel's flagship desktop chip

Apple M2 Multi-Core CPU Test Results

When it comes to multi-core performance, the Apple M2 scored 8929 points on the Geekbencb 5 multi-core CPU test. In this scenario, Apple M2 is not as capable as the Intel Core i9-12900K due to the fewer CPU cores. Again, compared to the Apple M1, the Apple M2 is about 20 percent faster in the multi-core Geekbench CPU test.

Apple M2-based Macs good?

Apple M2-based Macs should outperform their competition without any issues and are expected to provide a great everyday user experience. In addition, the Apple M2 is also likely to deliver great performance on optimized apps and software. However, some unoptimized apps may not work properly on Macs based on the Apple M2 processor.

Most Affordable Apple M2 Powered Mac?

Currently, the new MacBook Air is the most affordable Mac with Apple M2 in the world, which is a bit expensive in India and costs 1,19,900. Then there’s the new 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring the Apple M2 with an active cooling solution that delivers better sustained performance.

Best Mobile Phones in India

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  • Motorola Edge Plus

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  • Samsung Galaxy A51

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  • Apple iPhone 11

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  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

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  • Redmi 8

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  • Samsung Galaxy A10s

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  • Vivo S1 Pro

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  • Samsung Galaxy A20s

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  • OnePlus 7T

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  • Apple iPhone XR

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  • Oppo Reno5 Lite

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  • Vivo U3x

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  • Apple iPhone 13 Pro

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Story first published: Thursday, June 16, 2022, 12:19 PM [IST]