Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max analysis - GPU is more efficient, the CPU not always
Apple M2 Pro | Apple M2 Pro 19-Core GPU | 14.20" | 1.6 kg
The Apple M2 Pro is a System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that is found in the early 2023 MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch models. It offers all 12 cores available in the chip divided in eight 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.
Apple states that the M2 Pro has a 25% higher performance than the M1 Pro in Xcode compiling.
The integrated graphics card in the M1 Pro offers all 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.
|Series||Apple Apple M-Series|
Series: Apple M-Series
|Clock Rate||2424 - 3504 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||3.3 MB|
|Level 2 Cache||36 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||24 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||12 / 12|
|Transistor Count||40000 Million|
|Manufacturing Technology||5 nm|
|Features||ARMv8 Instruction Set|
|GPU||Apple M2 Pro 19-Core GPU|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
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Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro: Apple M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, 14.20", 1.6 kg
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