The processor Apple M2 is developed on the 5 nm technology node and architecture M2. Its base clock speed is 3.50 GHz, and maximum clock speed in turbo boost - No turbo. Apple M2 contains 8 processing cores. To make a right choice for computer upgrading, please get familiar with the detailed technical specifications and benchmark results. Check socket compatibility before choosing.
Apple M2 processor review - Benchmark and Specs
The base and maximum clock speed of the CPU Apple M2, number of processing cores and threads.
CPU Cores and Base Frequency
The general performance of a CPU can easily be determined based on the number of its cores and the thread count, as well as the base frequency and Turbo frequency. The more GHz and cores a CPU has, the better. Please note that high technical specs require using a powerful cooling system and a quality chipset (check VRM on the motherboard).
|Frequency:||3.50 GHz||CPU Cores:||8|
|Turbo (1 Core):||No turbo||CPU Threads:||8|
|Turbo (8 Cores):||No turbo||Core architecture:||hybrid (big.LITTLE)|
|A core:||4x Unknown||B core:||4x Unknown|
CPU generation and family
|CPU group:||Apple M2|
|Family:||Apple M series||Generation:||2|
Some manufacturers complement their CPUs with graphic chips, such a solution being especially popular in laptops. The higher the clock frequency of a GPU is and the bigger its memory, the better.
|GPU name:||Apple M2 (8 Core)|
|GPU frequency:||3.50 GHz||GPU (Turbo):||No turbo|
|Max. displays:||3||Technology:||5 nm|
|Release date:||Q1/2022||Max. GPU Memory:||16 GB|
Hardware codec support
Here we deal with specs that are used by some CPU manufacturers. These numbers are mainly technical and can be neglected for the purpose of the comparison analysis.
|h264:||Decode / Encode|
|JPEG:||Decode / Encode|
|VP9:||Decode / Encode|
|h265 / HEVC (8 bit):||Decode / Encode|
|h265 / HEVC (10 bit):||Decode / Encode|
Memory & PCIe
These are memory standards supported by CPUs. The higher such standards, the better a CPU’s performance is.
|Memory type:||LPDDR5-5500||Max. Memory:||16 GB|
Data encryption support
|Tjunction max.:||--||TDP up:||20 W|
|TDP down:||10 W||TDP (PL1):||15 W|
These are key parameters that will help you determine which CPU is better. Pay special attention to the release date, technological aspects of the manufacturing process (measured in nanometers), and the third-level cache (L3).
|Instruction set (ISA):||ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)||L2-Cache:||16.00 MB|
|ISA extensions:||Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation|
Devices using this processor
You probably know already what devices use CPUs. These can be a desktop or a laptop.
|Used in:||Apple MacBook Air 14 (2022)|
This test serves for determining the performance of integrated graphics in Intel and AMD processors. The result is the estimated computing power in the Single-Precision FP32 mode. The computing power in games can vary despite the differences in the capacity of videocards.
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