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Apple M2 10-Core GPU

Apple M2 10-Core GPU

The Apple M2 GPU is an integrated graphics card offering 10 cores designed by Apple and integrated in the Apple M2 SoC. It uses the unified memory architecture of the M2 SoC (up to 24 GB LPDDR5-6400 with 100 GB/s bandwidth) and should offer 160 execution units.

According to Apple it offers a 25% higher performance at slightly higher power consumption. The theoretical performance is rated at 3.6 Teraflops and therefore 1 TFLOP higher than the M1 8-core GPU. In our benchmarks, the GPU was able to top the M1 with up to 40%, but still stays behind the 14-core GPU in the M1 Pro. Compared to other iGPUs from AMD and Intel, the M2 benefits greatly from the unified memory architecture and the high bandwidth.

The M2 chip is manufactured in the second generation 5nm process at TSMC (most likely N5P). The power consumption is around 13.5 Watt (in our tests under load of the MBP13) and up to 15W according to Apple.

Apple M2 Series

M2 Max 38-Core GPU compare 38
M2 Max 30-Core GPU compare 30
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU compare 19 @ 0.44 - 1.4 GHz
M2 Pro 16-Core GPU compare 16
M2 10-Core GPU 10 @ 1.4 GHz
M2 8-Core GPU compare 8 @ 1.4 GHz
Pipelines10 - unified
Core Speed1398 (Boost) MHz
Memory TypeLPDDR5-6400
Shared Memoryno
Power Consumption15 Watt
technology5 nm
Date of Announcement06.06.2022
PredecessorM1 8-Core GPU
CPU in M2 10-Core GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple M28 x 2424 MHz, 20 W? MHz1398 MHz

Benchmarks

Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom METAL *
min: 205     avg: 221     median: 221 (23%)     max: 237 Seconds
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 128.65     avg: 132.8     median: 131 (8%)     max: 140.5 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 GPU
min: 654168     avg: 728087     median: 728086 (91%)     max: 802005 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU OpenCL
min: 27880     avg: 27900     median: 27900 (8%)     max: 27920 points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU Metal
min: 45460     avg: 45703     median: 45703 (29%)     max: 45946 points
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 22.8     avg: 27.8     median: 26.9 (4%)     max: 34.4 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 27.8     avg: 32.5     median: 30.8 (7%)     max: 38.9 Watt
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Power Consumption - GFXBench Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen Power Consumption 150cd *
min: 16     avg: 16.5     median: 16.7 (6%)     max: 16.7 Watt
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 1.116     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (92%)     max: 1.207 fps per Watt
Emissions Witcher 3 Fan Noise +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Diablo Immortal

Diablo Immortal

2022
ultra Ultra
59.3  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile

2020
low
118.8  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
ultra
58.5  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

2020
ultra
65  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Armajet

Armajet

2020
high
118.4  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
53.1 66.8 73 ~ 64 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
34 34.2 36 ~ 35 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22 23.8 28 ~ 25 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15 16.4 17.6 ~ 16 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
88.6 89 136 138 ~ 113 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
39 45.3 46.3 47 ~ 44 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
22 26.3 29 29.5 ~ 27 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.9 16 21 21.3 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
60 76 102 ~ 79 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
28 31 39 40 ~ 35 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
25 27 36 36 ~ 31 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21 23 31 32 ~ 27 fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
high
39.8  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
high 1920x1080
ultra 1920x1080
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
high
67.7  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
high
44.2  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Diablo Immortal59.3
Call of Duty Mobile118.858.5
Genshin Impact65
Armajet118.4
Borderlands 364352516
Total War: Three Kingdoms113442719
Shadow of the Tomb Raider7935312720
PUBG Mobile39.8
The Witcher 33428
Asphalt 8: Airborne67.7
Asphalt 9: Legends44.2
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