Apple’s new M2 Max chip may not be a huge upgrade: Here is why

According to the tests on Geekbench 5, the M2 Max chip is just 14% faster than the M1 Max chip. It’s unclear whether Geekbench 5 miscalculated the new CPU’s performance because the findings came from a genuine system or whether M2 Max won’t actually represent a significant improvement over M1 Max, which doesn’t sound unlikely.

For some time now, there have been rumors circulating about the upcoming Mac generation, which is predicted to debut in 2023. Even while Apple hasn’t yet made the new machines official, information concerning the performance of the rumored “M2 Max” chip, which is believed to power the new Macs, has appeared online.

The Geekbench scores for a Mac system with the M2 Max chip, a 12-core CPU, and 96GB of memory were initially discovered on Twitter. The current 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros from Apple have a memory limit of 64GB, however the Mac Studio may be customized with up to 128GB of RAM using the M1 Ultra.

The chip was tested on a Mac running macOS Ventura 13.2, which has not yet entered developer or public beta testing but is being developed in-house by Apple, according to the results. The u pdated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are said to be the first Macs to include the M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs, with the Mac Studio following sometime in 2019.

The redesigned MacBook Pros, which were once expected to be on sale in October or November, are now anticipated to do so in the first quarter of 2023.


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