Apple has officially announced the new Apple M2 Chip, Apple’s second generation of bespoke silicon. The brand launched the chipset at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022, the company’s annual developers’ conference. Apple M2 is the successor to the M1 chipset. So, the M2 chip takes the industry-leading performance of M1 even further with an 18% faster CPU, a 35% more powerful GPU, and a 40% faster Neural Engine. So, here we will know all about the new Apple M2 chip.
Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies, Johny Srouji said that “M2 starts the second generation of M-series chips and goes beyond the remarkable features of M1”.
Faster CPU and Better GPU
The M2 chip comes with an 8-core CPU and delivers 18 % faster CPU performance compared to its predecessor. Similarly, the CPU in M2 provides 1.9x faster performance in comparison with the latest 10-core PC laptop chip at the same power level. When compared to the latest 12-core PC laptop chip, it provides approx. 90 % of the peak performance with just one-fourth of the power.
Coming to the GPU, it features Apple’s next-generation GPU with up to 10 cores, which is two times more than its predecessor. The 10-core GPU provides big boosts in graphics performance through a larger cache and higher memory bandwidth. The chip offers up to 25 % higher graphics performance than M1 at the same power level and up to 35 % better performance at its maximum power. Likewise, the M2 chip delivers 2.3 times faster performance than the integrated graphics of the latest 10-core PC laptop chip at the same power level.
It enables the system to have exceptional battery life. Even when playing graphics-intensive games or editing massive RAW images, it runs cool and quietly.
There’s also a 16-core Neural Engine built into the M2. The Neural Engine can process up to 15.8 trillion operations per second. It is 40 percent more than on M1 Chip. The M2 chip also supports up to 24GB of LPDDR5 memory. It has 100Gbps of memory bandwidth. The M2 offers a new media engine a higher-bandwidth video decoder and supports up to 8K H.264 and HEVC video. It also supports multiple playbacks of ProRes streams in 4K and 8K.
Apple M2 Chip Availability
Apple M2 Chip will make their debut with the brand’s new Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. They will hit the market next month in July.