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Apple M2 Pro

Apple M2 Pro

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. 

SeriesApple Apple M2

Series: Apple M2

Apple M2 Max compare2.42 - 3.7 GHz12 / 12 cores48 MB L3
Apple M2 Pro « 2.42 - 3.5 GHz12 / 12 cores24 MB L3
Apple M2 Pro 10-Core compare2.42 - 3.7 GHz10 / 10 cores24 MB L3
Apple M2 compare2.42 - 3.48 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Clock Rate2424 - 3504 MHz
Level 1 Cache3.3 MB
Level 2 Cache36 MB
Level 3 Cache24 MB
Number of Cores / Threads12 / 12
Transistor Count40000 Million
Manufacturing Technology5 nm
FeaturesARMv8 Instruction Set
GPUApple M2 Pro 19-Core GPU
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date01/17/2023

Benchmarks

Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 14787     avg: 14795     median: 14794.5 (14%)     max: 14802 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1647     avg: 1648     median: 1647.5 (70%)     max: 1648 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 446     avg: 446.5     median: 446.5 (50%)     max: 447 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4018     avg: 4031     median: 4031 (10%)     max: 4044 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2069 Points (13%)
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Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1952     avg: 1957     median: 1957 (83%)     max: 1961 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 14859     avg: 14961     median: 15010 (27%)     max: 15013 points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 1797     avg: 1805     median: 1804.5 (69%)     max: 1812 Points
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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

+ Intel Core i7-12650HX
   14x 1.5 GHz - 4.7 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-13600HX
   14x 1.9 GHz - 4.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-13500HX
   14x 1.8 GHz - 4.7 GHz
+ Apple M2 Max
   12x 2.42 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Apple M2 Pro
   12x 2.42 GHz - 3.5 GHz
- Intel Core i7-13620H
   10x 1.8 GHz - 4.9 GHz
- Intel Core i5-14450HX
   10x 1.8 GHz - 4.8 GHz
- Intel Core i7-12700H
   14x 1.7 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- Intel Core i7-1370P
   14x 1.4 GHz - 5.2 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
   8x 3.3 GHz - 4.9 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2023-01-17)