Apple M2 Benchmark. Specs

Apple M2 - new generation processor that will be installed in laptops and computers of the Apple company. Instruction Set (ISA) - ARMv8-A64 (64 bit) ISA extensions - Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation Second level cache (L2) - 16 MB Level 3 cache (L3) - Technical process - 4 nm Release date - Q1 2022.

Apple M2 specs and benchmark performance

The official technical specifications of the Apple M2 CPU allow defining to what extent it is fast and efficient in the process and which system requirements for games and operational apps it can fit. Please learn the specs and benchmark results.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency Apple M2

Technical specs

Frequency: 3.50 GHz   CPU Cores: 8
Turbo (1 Core): No turbo   CPU Threads: 8
Hyperthreading: No   Overclocking: No
Turbo (8 Cores): No turbo   Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 4x Unknown   B core: 4x Unknown
C core: --  

Internal Graphics Apple M2

GPU name: Apple M2 (8 Core)
GPU frequency: 3.50 GHz   GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Generation: 2   Execution units: 128
Max. displays: 3   Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q1/2022   Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB

Hardware codec support Apple M2

h264: Decode / Encode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
AVC: Decode
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode

RAM and PCIe Apple M2

Memory type: LPDDR5-5500   Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2   ECC: No
PCIe version: 4.0  

Encryption Apple M2

AES-NI: Yes  

Thermal Management Apple M2

Tjunction max.: --   TDP up: 20 W
TDP down: 10 W   TDP (PL1): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --  

Technical details Apple M2

L3-Cache: --   Technology: 5 nm
Architecture: M2   Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A   Release date: Q1/2022
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)   L2-Cache: 16.00 MB
Part Number: --
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation

Devices using this processor Apple M2

Used in: Apple MacBook Air 14 (2022), Mac, MacPro, Mac Mini

CPU generation and family Apple M2

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Name: Apple M2   Segment: Mobile
CPU group: Apple M2
Family: Apple M series   Generation: 2
Predecessor: --   Successor: --

Apple M2 CPU in Benchmarks

Please learn the testing results of the Apple M2 CPU in synthetic benchmarks. These data can define the closest competitor and its current position in the models’ rating. Here are points in modern benchmarks, in which Apple M2 has been tested. Pay attention that the data can differ in testing systems.

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