Thanks to the Geekbench 5 database, the first performance test of the Apple M2, and the performance improvements are as expected, so not surprising. To be exact, we are talking about a single basic performance of 1919 dots in front of the 8928 dots in multicore performance. This results in improved single-core performance of the 11.56 percent and a 19.45 percent in multicore.
It should also be borne in mind that the improvement in performance is related to his, in part, to the increase in frequencies, since the new CPU reaches 3.49GHz compared to the 3.20 GHz of its predecessor (plus increased cache), so it’s really there is no improvement in the CPI.
If we look to compare it with other processors, in single-core performance, the Apple M2 it is only surpassed by the Intel Core i9-12900K/KF and Core i9-12900KS, processors that easily exceed the 5.20 GHz mark. Obviously, if we talk about performance per watt consumed, Apple has no rival, but the problem is the same as always, that the company does not supply its chips to other manufacturersit is therefore linked to the exclusivity of a product with very high prices and an unusual operating system.
We must remember that the biggest improvement of this SoC is really to offer up to 10 cores for the GPU with the consequent performance improvement of up to 35% over its predecessor to achieve the 3.6 TFLOPs of power, or that finally the devices that mount this chip will be able to mount RAM memory LPDDR5in particular, up to 24 GB of capacity, allowing to increase the bandwidth by 50% up to 100 GB/s.
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