Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Apple M2 Max 12-core CPU spotted in Geekbench

The most recent benchmarks of Apple’s future M2 Max CPU, which will have 12 cores, were leaked, revealing a 20% boost over the M1 Max. The Apple M2 Max CPU will be aimed at the next generation of Macbooks and will provide higher performance per core and per watt than the current M1 Max CPUs. The high-end CPUs will not be the greatest in Apple’s portfolio because that honour will still be claimed by Apple’s M2 Ultra CPUs, which will be released later in 2023.

In comparison to the M1 Max, which had a maximum of 10 cores, the Apple M2 Max CPU will have a total of 12 cores, an increase of 2 cores. The precise performance and efficiency core configuration is something we are unable to discuss with certainty just yet. The CPU had 4 MB of L2 cache and operated at a base frequency of 3.54 GHz. The particular Mac additionally had 96 GB of inbuilt memory. The chip’s maximum clock speeds were roughly 3.7 GHz, according to the Geekbench.

The Apple M2 Max CPU performed well, earning 14586 points in multi-core tests and 1889 points in single-core testing.

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In comparison, the Apple M1 Max achieves a single-core score of roughly 1750 and a multi-core score of 12,200. This results in a boost in performance over the previous generation CPU of up to 10% for single-threaded operations and 20% for multi-threaded operations. Being an early leak, it goes without saying that there is still potential for improvement. As launch day approaches, we should expect to see a few percentile gains in the final benchmarks.


The Apple M2 Max performs poorly in both single-core and multi-threaded benchmarks when compared to some contemporary CPUs, such as the Core i9-13900K “Raptor Lake” from Intel and the Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” from AMD. These desktop CPUs offer over 2000 points in single-core and over 20,000 points in multi-threaded benchmarks.

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Nivedita Bangari
Nivedita Bangari
I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.


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