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Apple M2 Pro 16-Core GPU

Apple M2 Pro 16-Core GPU

The Apple M2 Pro 16-Core-GPU is an integrated graphics card by Apple offering all 16 of the 19 cores in the M2 Pro 10-Core Chip.

The graphics card has no dedicated graphics memory but can use the fast LPDDR5-6400 unified memory with a 256 bit bus (up to 200 GBit/s).

According to Apple, the performance of the 19-core-GPU should be 30% higher than the old 16-core-GPU in the M1 Pro. Therefore, the cut down 16-core version should still beat the old full-featured 16-core M1 Pro slightly and the old 14-core more clearly.

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 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 compare 30
M2 Pro 19-Core GPU compare 19 @ 0.44 - 1.4 GHz
M2 Pro 16-Core GPU 16
M2 10-Core GPU compare 10 @ 1.4 GHz
M2 8-Core GPU compare 8 @ 1.4 GHz
Pipelines16 - unified
Memory TypeLPDDR5-6400
Shared Memoryno
technology5 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement17.01.2023
CPU in M2 Pro 16-Core GPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core10 x 2424 MHz? MHz? MHz

Benchmarks

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 +
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
47.8 Watt (7%)
05101520253035404550Tooltip
- 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.

low 1280x720
80.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
52  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
38  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
258  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
75  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
48  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
22  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
159  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
72  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
65  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
36  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
51  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
76  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
73  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
46  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Borderlands 380.8523828.9
Total War: Three Kingdoms25875483622
Shadow of the Tomb Raider15972655736
The Witcher 35145
GTA V767346
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2023-01-19)