Barely a month has passed since the announcement of the Apple M2 and its launch in the company’s first products. While not a CPI improvement over its predecessor, it ended up being close to a 20% faster processor that he M1 by increasing their frequencies. The surprise comes when we estimate that futures contracts MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max they would throw between fall 2022 and spring 2023.
According to a Bloomberg reporter, Marc Gurmanthe new MacBook Pro equipped with the chips M2Pro Yes M2Max from Apple will be released in the fall of this year. That would be great news, because even if Apple M2 offered about a 20% improvement in CPU and a 35% GPU improvementmuch more performance improvement was expected. This place is occupied by the Pro and Max versions, where already in the last generation the M1 Max and M1 Pro offered a substantial improvement in performance compared to the most basic silicon.
The M2 Pro and M2 Max will deliver huge performance if they follow in the footsteps of the M1
We don’t know anything about the future specs of the M2 Pro and M2 Max, but the ones we do know are the latest generation models. We thus have a M1Pro which used a CPU 10 hearts and a GPU of 16 cores with 5.2 TFLOPs power This offered a performance boost over the M1 of the 70% CPU Yes 2x times the performance GPUsreaching a GeForce RTX 3050Tiin optimized applications, consumes 70% less energy.
The M1Max repeated the configuration 10 hearts for the CPU, but in the graphical aspect, it has reached the 32 hearts with 10.4 Power TFLOPs. This allowed him to get 4x the graphics performance of the Apple M1 chip and reaching a theoretical power of one GeForce RTX 3080. As we can see, both represented a huge performance improvement over the original chip. Assuming the M2 Pro and M2 Max follow this path, we’d be talking about virtually outperforming a current high-end CPU and GPU with lower power consumption.
However, there are a lot of “buts” In this case, starting from emulation apps and games across Rosette 2 from Apple. And it is that these chips require emulation to run applications or games under x86seen like this performance losses. Also, in the field of video games we have already seen that Apple’s SoCs do not stand out, and although they offer a good frame rate in some titles, the average performance is very inconsistent.
MacBook Pros likely won’t take full advantage of future Pro and Max chips
There’s no denying it since Apple launched its chip Apple M1the best of performance and efficiency It was impressive. Compared to Intel processors and AMD graphics they used in previous models, the new chip made by Apple won them over in every way. In addition, as we said before, the M1 Pro and M1 Max versions offered a huge improvement in performance, especially on the graphics level. However, in addition to the loss of emulation performance and inconsistent gaming performance, there is another aspect to add and that is laptops.
We’re talking about putting an Apple M2, which is basically an overclocked M1, with a graphical improvement that’s maybe 4 times higher than M2, if you follow the same path as the M1 Max. All this, in a MacBook Pro laptop, which has a capacity of limited cooling. Already with the M1 Max, the MacBook Pro had a consumption close to the 150W in charge and autonomy while playing barely exceeded 1 hour.
Being very efficient chips, this consumption was lower to other laptops with Intel, amd That is Nvidia, but it still generated quite a bit of heat. For this reason, it is believed that the MacBook Pro with M2 Pro or M2 Max will not be pressed to the maximum and probably, despite this, will suffer from thermal throttling. According to drumsas long as they are not placed in a stressful situation, they must endure between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. like previous models. We just have to wait and see if these speculations come true, where the only thing we are completely sure of is that they will be very expensive.