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Apple M2 Max 30-Core GPU

Apple M2 Max 30-Core GPU

The Apple M2 Max 30-Core-GPU is an integrated graphics card by Apple offering 30 of the 38 cores in the M2 Max Chip.

The graphics card has no dedicated graphics memory but can use the fast LPDDR5-6400 unified memory with a 512 bit bus (up to 400 GBit/s).

The GPU is intended to use Apple Metal 2 API and could still be based on the older PowerVR architectures (last used in the Apple A10). A new feature in the MacBook Pro 14 and 16 of 2023 is the support for HDMI 2.1 and 8k output.

The Apple M2 Pro is manufactured in the second generation 5nm process at TSMC.

Apple M2 Series

M2 Max 38-Core GPU compare 38
M2 Max 30-Core GPU 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 compare 8 @ 1.4 GHz
Pipelines30 - unified
Memory TypeLPDDR5-6400
Shared Memoryno
technology5 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement17.01.2023


Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 GPU Metal
126173 points (81%)
- 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.

high 1920x1080
53.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45.2  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
35.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
91  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
65  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
41.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
115  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
102  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
69  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Borderlands 353.245.235.1
Total War: Three Kingdoms916541.4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider11510269
< 30 fps
< 60 fps
< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps




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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2023-01-19)