Apple M2 Review. Benchmark
Apple M2 specs and benchmark performance
Apple M2 review will present you all the benefits and drawbacks of the model’s performance and speed. To define the best CPU, we recommend checking benchmark results and compare them to another model.
CPU Cores and Base Frequency
Technical characteristics presented below are basic and influence mostly the general performance while working and playing games. It is based on the “more-better” principle.
|Frequency:||3.50 GHz||CPU Cores:||8|
|Turbo (1 Core):||No turbo||CPU Threads:||8|
|Turbo (8 Cores):||No turbo||Core architecture:||hybrid (big.LITTLE)|
|A core:||4x Unknown||B core:||4x Unknown|
The manufacturer has equipped CPU with a built-in graphics card being an additional advantage. Note please its manufacturing technological process and clock frequency.
|GPU name:||Apple M2 (8 Core)|
|GPU frequency:||3.50 GHz||GPU (Turbo):||No turbo|
|Max. displays:||3||Technology:||5 nm|
|Release date:||Q1/2022||Max. GPU Memory:||16 GB|
Hardware codec support
Here are useful figures which CPU can boast in our review. It is technical information you can skip.
|h264:||Decode / Encode|
|JPEG:||Decode / Encode|
|VP9:||Decode / Encode|
|h265 / HEVC (8 bit):||Decode / Encode|
|h265 / HEVC (10 bit):||Decode / Encode|
RAM and PCIe
A CPU is a device using mostly all capacity of the system for increasing speed and efficiency to operate. So, the more modern a memory standard and the bigger its maximum supported storage are, the better it is.
|Memory type:||LPDDR5-5500||Max. Memory:||16 GB|
Find out if processor supports the AES-NI extension developed by Intel Company which is used for boosting apps.
A standard power supply may be quite enough for low-performing and old processors, yet modern chips may need a strong cooling system and powerful power supply. To define it, pay attention please to the TDP figure and maximum temperature in operating mode.
|Tjunction max.:||--||TDP up:||20 W|
|TDP down:||10 W||TDP (PL1):||15 W|
Here is the key information of processor. It presents L2 and L3 cash data, a socket supported by the motherboard, date of manufacture and the set of the ISA compatible instructions.
|Instruction set (ISA):||ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)||L2-Cache:||16.00 MB|
|ISA extensions:||Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation|
Devices using this processor
Learn which laptops and workstations use Apple M2
|Used in:||Apple MacBook Air 14 (2022), Mac, MacPro, Mac Mini|
CPU generation and family
|CPU group:||Apple M2|
|Family:||Apple M series||Generation:||2|
A benchmark is designed to determine graphics cards’ performance and speed, built into their central processor. It works in iGPU mode, FP32 Performance. The higher the rate is, the better it is.