Apple’s new M2 chip is up to 20 percent faster than the M1 chip when it comes to multi-core performance, according to the M2 benchmarks leaked from the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro discovered on Geekbench today.


The M2‌, which runs at 3.49 GHz compared to 3.2 GHz for the M1‌, received a single-core score of 1919, which is about 12 percent faster than the single-core score of 1707 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro M1‌. The M2‌ received a multi-core score of 8,928, up about 20 percent from the M1’s score of 7419.

Apple said the M2‌ chip is up to 18 percent faster than the M1‌, so our Geekbench 5 test fully complied with Apple’s claims.

For the Metal benchmark, the M2‌ chip scored 30627, a marked improvement over the 21001 score scored by the M1‌. The M2‌ chip offers up to 10 GPU cores, compared to a maximum of 8 cores in the M1‌.

The M2 chip is available in the new 2022 MacBook Air and 13-inch in the MacBook Pro. Apple has not provided information on when the MacBook Air will be released, but the new MacBook Pro will be available for pre-order starting Friday, June 17.

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