The new Apple M2 chip is officially presented. Those from Cupertino have unveiled the first chip of the second generation of their processor family, which takes everything good we saw in the M1 and develops it further. And it will debut on the market with two devices: the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (13-inch).

As a starting point, it is worth mentioning that the M2 chip supports the 5nm process we already saw in the M1. In addition, it supports eight CPU cores and includes up to 10 GPU cores.

But the first big difference is seen in the number of transistors, which in the new processor reaches 20 billion. This is 25% more than the original M1 and means a noticeable improvement in performance.

According to Apple, the new M2 offers 18% CPU and 35% GPU performance improvement, compared to M1. Apple notes that the notable performance improvement is due to the inclusion of 4 new high performance cores and 4 more high performance cores. And we also have to mention the inclusion of a 16-core Neural Engine that promises a 40% performance boost and up to 15.8 trillion operations per second.

Apple M2 paves the way for second-generation Apple Silicon

But that’s not all, as the new M2 chip supports the use up to 24GB LPDDR5 RAM. It also mentions a memory bandwidth of up to 100 GB/s, which is 50% more than the original M1. On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that computers with the new Apple M2 will have support for using external monitors with a resolution of 6K.

For the new M2 chip, Apple has also updated the media engine, which now supports video in 8K H.264 and HEVC.

This article is under development. Update regularly to have access to updated information.

Source: Hiper Textual

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