Apple M2 in 1 Benchmarks. Specs & Test

It is a review of Apple M2 CPU in which you will learn its technical specifications and 1 benchmarks.

Its standard number of cores is 8. The base clock speed of Apple M2 is 3.50 GHz whilst its clock speed in turbo boost is .

Apple M2 support the LPDDR5-5500 chanel ram. The architecture of M2 is made on the 5 nm technology node.

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 Apple M2

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. 

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 4x Unknown
B core: 4x Unknown
C core: --
Hyperthreading: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): No turbo

CPU generation and family Apple M2

Name: Apple M2
Family: Apple M series
CPU group: Apple M2
Generation: 2
Segment: Mobile
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

Internal Graphics Apple M2

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
Execution units: 128
Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 2
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q1/2022

Hardware codec support Apple M2

Here are useful figures which CPU can boast in our review. It is technical information you can skip.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe Apple M2

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
Memory channels: 2
ECC: No
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management Apple M2

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. 

TDP (PL1): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: 20 W
TDP down: 10 W
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details Apple M2

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)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
L2-Cache: 16.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: M2
Technology: 5 nm
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Release date: Q1/2022
Part Number: --

Devices using this processor Apple M2

Learn which laptops and workstations use Apple M2

Used in: Apple MacBook Air 14 (2022), Mac, MacPro, Mac Mini

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) - Apple M2

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.

4.0 Out of 5 CMPTEK score