Apple has unveiled its successor to its M1 silicon, the M2. The 5nm chip comes with significant improvements compared to its predecessor with an 18 percent faster CPU, a 35 percent more powerful GPU, and a 40 percent faster Neural Engine.
The M1 is already a powerful workhorse, and now, the M2 comes along with even more to show for it. The all-new M2 can handle larger and more complex workloads and can work on more CPU-intensive tasks while using very little power. Moreover, it comes with a new 10-core GPU, which brings 25 percent higher graphics performance compared to the M1 at the same power level and up to 35 percent better performance at max power.
Now compared with the latest 10-core PC laptop chip, Apple says the new CPU is even more capable, providing nearly twice the performance at the same power level and can match the peak performance of the PC chip while using just a quarter of the power. And compared with a 12-core PC chip, the M2 provides nearly 90 percent of the peak performance while using just one-fourth of the power.
Its GPU, meanwhile, can deliver up to 2.3 times faster performance compared with the integrated graphics of the latest PC laptop chip at the same power level and can match its peak performance while using just a fifth of its power.
You can find the M2 on Apple’s new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.