Apple has just announced the release of their new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, set to revolutionize the performance and capabilities of their MacBook Pro and Mac mini devices. According to the press release, the M2 Pro boasts an up to 12-core CPU and up to 19-core GPU, as well as up to 32GB of fast unified memory. The M2 Max takes this even further, with an up to 38-core GPU, double the unified memory bandwidth, and up to 96GB of unified memory. This industry-leading performance per watt makes the M2 Max the world's most powerful and power-efficient chip for a pro laptop.
These chips feature enhanced custom technologies, such as a faster 16-core Neural Engine and Apple's powerful media engine. The M2 Pro brings pro performance to Mac mini for the first time, while the M2 Pro and M2 Max take the game-changing performance and capabilities of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro even further.
Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies, said in the press release, “Only Apple is building SoCs like M2 Pro and M2 Max. They deliver incredible pro performance along with industry-leading power efficiency. With an even more powerful CPU and GPU, support for a larger unified memory system, and an advanced media engine, M2 Pro and M2 Max represent astonishing advancements in Apple silicon.”
The M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, built using a second-generation 5-nanometer process technology, are set to provide users with faster and more efficient performance, allowing for heavy workloads to be run with ease, such as Adobe Photoshop and Xcode. The GPU in the M2 Pro and M2 Max also allows for console-quality gaming and huge increases in image processing performance.
These new chips are set to bring pro-level performance to the Mac mini for the first time and take the capabilities of the MacBook Pro even further. With the M2 Max being the world's most powerful and efficient chip for a pro laptop, this is an exciting development for professionals and power users alike.