Apple’s new M2 chip is up to 20 percent faster than the M1 chip when it comes to multi-core performance, according to leakage of M2 markers of the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro discovered on Geekbench today.


The ‌M2‌, which runs at 3.49 GHz compared to the 3.2 GHz for the ‌M1‌, achieved a single-core score of 1919, which is about 12% faster than the 1707 single-core score of the 13-inch MacBook Pro ‌M1‌. The ‌M2‌ earned a multi-core score of 8928, up about 20% from the ‌M1‌ model’s score of 7419.

Apple said the ‌M2‌ chip is up to 18% faster than the ‌M1‌, so the Geekbench 5 test matches Apple’s claims perfectly.

As for the Metal benchmark, the ‌M2‌ chip tagged 30627, a notable improvement over the score of 21001 obtained by the ‌M1‌. The ‌M2‌ chip offers up to a 10-core GPU, compared to the ‌M1‌’s 8-core maximum.

The ‌M2‌ chip is available in the new MacBook Pro 2022 and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apple did not provide information on when Macbook Air will launch, but the new MacBook Pro will be available for pre-order starting Friday, June 17.

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