At its WWDC event, Apple announced the faster and more powerful successor of the M1 - the M2 chipset - which is now used to power the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. The new chip is built on a 2nd generation 5nm process with 8 CPU cores for an 18% better pe
performance, compared to the M1.
According to Apple, the M2 boasts "nearly twice the performance at the same power level" and uses only just a quarter of power to deliver the peak performance of the Intel Core i7-1255U. When compared to the Intel Core i7-1260P, it "provides nearly 90% of the peak performance" using just a quarter of the power.
As for its GPU, the M2 can deliver 25% better performance than the M1. Its 16-core neural engine is also 40% faster than the M1's, allowing it to process up to 15.8 trillion operations per second. It supports 100GB/s memory bandwidth, up to 24GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 6K external displays, ProRes encode and decode, 8K H.264, and HEVC videos.