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Apple M2 8-Core GPU

Apple M2 8-Core GPU

The Apple M2 8-core GPU is an integrated graphics card offering 8 of the 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 128 execution units.

The performance is positioned right between the old 8-core model in the M1 GPU and the higher end 10-core model in the M2. The theoretical performance should be around 2.9 Teraflops, as the 8-core version offers the same 1,398 MHz maximum clock rate as the 10-core version. 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 10 Watt (in our tests under load of the MBP13) compared to the 13.5W of the 10-core version.

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 compare 10 @ 1.4 GHz
M2 8-Core GPU 8 @ 1.4 GHz
Pipelines8 - unified
Core Speed1398 (Boost) MHz
Memory TypeLPDDR5-6400
Shared Memoryno
Power Consumption10 Watt
technology5 nm
Date of Announcement06.06.2022
PredecessorM1 8-Core GPU


Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
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* 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.

low 1280x720
43  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
29.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
16.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
13.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
77  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
39  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
18  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
62  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
28  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
24  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Borderlands 34329.716.613.4
Total War: Three Kingdoms77391814
Shadow of the Tomb Raider62282420
< 30 fps
< 60 fps
< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps




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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2022-09-15)