Apple M2: a first benchmark under Geekbench validates Apple’s statements

The first benchmark results for the M2 chip appear on the web two days before the opening of orders for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Vadim Yuryev from the Max Tech channel published on his Twitter account which seems to be a first result under Geekbench 5 obtained with the new Apple Silicon M2 chip. On one heart, the M2 peaks at 1919 points, where the M1/M1 Pro/M1 Max/M1 Ultra obtain 1730 points (on our own test machines, an increase of 10.9%) and where Intel’s latest Core i9-12900K reaches 1990 points (a desktop machine chip, with significantly higher consumption) or 1754 points for the Core i9-12900HK designed for laptops, which is still a good performance.

Apple M2: a first benchmark under Geekbench validates Apple's claims

When all the cores of the SoC are solicited, the M2 chip offers a score of 8928 points, against 7560 for the M1 chip (i.e. an increase of 18%, exactly the figure put forward by Apple), and around 12,400 points for the M1 Pro/M1 Max (9,962 for our MacBook Pro 14 with M1 Pro with 8 CPU cores which therefore remains in front, but few, and 12662 points for the Core i9-12900HK). These figures are the result of new generation cores (still 8 in number, 4 powerful and 4 efficient cores) and an increase in frequency, Geekbench indicating that the M2 chip is clocked at 3.49 GHz (the machine used for Geekbench 5 has 16 GB of RAM), compared to 3.20 for the M1.

Apple M2: a first benchmark under Geekbench validates Apple's claims

GPU level, the M2 chip and its 10 GPU cores offer a Metal score of 30,627 points against 21,600 points for the M1 chip with 8 GPU cores, i.e. a nice increase in performance between two generations of 41.8% all the same (38,774 for the MacBook Pro 14 with M1 Pro 8 CPU cores and 14 GPU cores, 41,957 for a full M1 Pro and 68,156 for the M1 Max 10 CPU cores and 32 GPU cores). We will of course pass the M2 chip on our test benches as soon as we receive them in order to inform you of our own results.

Find our video tests of the M1/M1 Pro/M1 Max

Apple M2: a first benchmark under Geekbench validates Apple's claims

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