Leaked Benchmarks Confirm M2 Chip is Up to 20% Faster Than M1

Apple's new M2 chip is up to 20 percent faster than the M1 chip when it comes to multi-core performance, according to leaked M2 benchmarks from the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro that were discovered on Geekbench today.

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

Apple has said that the ‌M2‌ chip is up to 18 percent faster than the ‌M1‌, so the Geekbench 5 test is right in line with Apple's claims.


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

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

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threee Avatar
8 weeks ago


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xraydoc Avatar
8 weeks ago
My daughter needs a new MacBook Air to replace her struggling Intel model. And since she’s already got a case that fits the wedge-shaped ones, I guess I’ll have to give her my M1 MBA and I’ll just have to replace it with an M2 MBA for myself.

Hate when that happens. ?
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albert421 Avatar
8 weeks ago
That is actually insane. If you follow other mainstream CPU. They do not get a 20% increase per generation
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mi7chy Avatar
8 weeks ago
Those Max Tech clickbaiters strike again with cherry picking results. If comparing M2 MBP to M1 MBP it's only 9.5% for ST and 14.9% for MT so minor bump credited to TSMC improved 5nm node.





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0194839 Avatar
8 weeks ago
This looks promising. Maybe the next gen iPad Pro would be able to run the calculator app with the M2.
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Return Zero Avatar
8 weeks ago

That is actually insane. If you follow other mainstream CPU. They do not get a 20% increase per generation
Whenever they finally switch to 3nm process, gains should be even more massive!
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