Apple Introduces Macs With Latest M2 Pro & M2 Max Chips
The latest MacBook Pro 14 & MacBook Pro 16 will be the first to receive the advanced M2 series processors. The new Mac Mini will perform well in desktop settings.
Apple has started the new year off right with the introduction of the new M2 series CPUs and updates to the MacBook Pro series. Two premium processors have been added to the M2 chip series by the tech behemoth using these refresh cycles. The transition from Intel processors to Apple Silicon is now complete thanks to the newly upgraded MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16, as well as the redesigned Mac Mini. Therefore, the advantages of the M2 series, as demonstrated in the MacBook Pro 13 and the MacBook Air with M2, lay the groundwork for even more potent performance and longer battery life.
The M2, which now drives the above-mentioned MacBook 13 and most recent MacBook Air, is the entry-level chip in the M2 series family. The M2 Max has replaced the M2 Pro as the chip with the highest specifications in the lineup. Both are available as options on the new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 models.
Over the course of the previous summer, the Apple M2 chip was unveiled. With an 18% faster CPU, a 35% more potent GPU, and a 40% quicker Neural Engine, this 2nd generation 5-namometer processor replaced the M1. This offers 50% greater memory bandwidth than the M1 and supports up to 24GB of unified memory.
According to Apple, the performance of the M2 Pro-powered MacBook Pro is up to 6 times faster than that of a MacBook Pro using the newest Intel CPUs. According to claims, the M2 Pro is up to 80% faster than the Intel processors in MacBooks when producing titles and animations in Motion, 2.5 times faster while compiling in Xcode, and up to 80% faster when processing images in Adobe Photoshop.
First things first, the M2 or any previous M1 series processor will not be available in the base configuration for the MacBook Pro 14 or MacBook Pro 16. You can choose between the M2 Pro and the M2 Max, both of which can be further customised if you so choose.
The Mac Mini, Apple’s ultra-compact desktop computer, also receives the generational update, with the M2 and M2 Pro chip options available. The M2 Pro is at the top of the ladder, with one M2 chip in two alternative configurations.