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Apple M2 Pro 10-Core

Apple M2 Pro 10-Core

The Apple M2 Pro 10-Core is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the early 2023 MacBook Pro 14 and Mac Mini entry level models. It offers 10 of the 12 cores available in the chip divided in six performance cores (P-cores) and four power-efficiency cores (E-cores). The E-cores clock with up to 3.4 GHz, the P-Cores up to 3.7 GHz (mostly 3.3 GHz in multi-threaded workloads and 3.4 GHz in single threaded).

The big cores (codename Avalanche) offer 192 KB instruction cache, 128 KB data cache, and 36 MB shared L2 cache (up from 24 MB in the M1 Pro). The four efficiency cores (codename Blizzard) are a lot smaller and offer only 128 KB instruction cache, 64 KB data cache, and 4 MB shared cache. CPU and GPU can both use the 24 MB SLC (System Level Cache). 

The unified memory (16 or 32 GB LPDDR5-6400) next to the chip is connected by a 256 Bit memory controller (200 GB/s bandwidth) and can be used by the GPU and CPU.

The performance of the M2 Pro 10-Core should be similar to the old M1 Pro with all 10 cores. The multi-threaded performance should be slower, as the M2 10-core has two p-cores less (and 2 e-cores more) but the single-threaded performance should be better due to the faster clock speed and architectural improvements. The old M1 Pro 8-core should be noticeably slower.

The integrated graphics card in the M1 Pro 10-core offers all 16 of the 19 cores.

Furthermore, the SoC integrates a fast 16 core neural engine (faster than M1 Pro), a secure enclave (e.g., for encryption), a unified memory architecture, Thunderbolt 4 controller, an ISP, and media de- and encoders (including ProRes).

The M2 Pro is manufactured in 5 nm at TSMC (second generation) and integrates 40 billion transistors. 

SeriesApple Apple M2

Series: Apple M2

Apple M2 Max compare2.42 - 3.7 GHz12 / 12 cores48 MB L3
Apple M2 Pro compare2.42 - 3.5 GHz12 / 12 cores24 MB L3
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core « 2.42 - 3.7 GHz10 / 10 cores24 MB L3
Apple M2 compare2.42 - 3.48 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Clock Rate2424 - 3696 MHz
Level 1 Cache7.3 MB
Level 2 Cache36 MB
Level 3 Cache24 MB
Number of Cores / Threads10 / 10
Transistor Count40000 Million
Manufacturing Technology5 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set
GPUApple M2 Pro 16-Core GPU
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date01/17/2023

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1664 Points (11%)
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Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1926     avg: 1937     median: 1936.5 (82%)     max: 1947 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12074     avg: 12132     median: 12131.5 (22%)     max: 12189 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
447.4 ms (1%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
2.2 Watt (1%)
00.10.20.40.50.60.70.811.11.21.31.51.61.71.81.92.12.22.3Tooltip
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
5.2 Watt (6%)
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- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Apple M2

» Apple M2 Max
   12x 2.42 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Apple M2 Pro
   12x 2.42 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
   10x 2.42 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Apple M2
   8x 2.42 GHz - 3.48 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
   8x 3.3 GHz - 4.9 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
   8x 3.3 GHz - 4.9 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-13450HX
   10x 1.8 GHz - 4.6 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-12650H
   10x 1.7 GHz - 4.7 GHz
+ Apple M1 Max
   10x 2.06 GHz - 3.22 GHz
» Apple M2 Pro 10-Core
   10x 2.42 GHz - 3.7 GHz
- Apple M1 Pro
   10x 2.06 GHz - 3.22 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS
   8x 3.3 GHz - 5 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
   8x 3.3 GHz - 4.9 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
   8x 3.3 GHz - 4.9 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
   8x 3.2 GHz - 4.7 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2023-01-18)