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The first graphics-focused benchmark results have surfaced for Apple's M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, offering a closer look at GPU performance improvements.

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Metal scores on Geekbench reveal that the M2 Pro with a 19-core GPU and M2 Max with a 38-core GPU in the new MacBook Pros offer around 30% faster graphics performance over the M1 Pro and M1 Max, in line with Apple's advertised claims.

The high-end M1 Ultra chip released for the Mac Studio last year is still about 9% faster than the M2 Max based on Metal scores:
  • M1 Ultra: 94,583
  • M2 Max: 86,805
  • M1 Max: 64,708
  • M2 Pro: 52,691
  • M1 Pro: 39,758
However, OpenCL scores for the M2 Max and M1 Ultra are roughly on par.

Geekbench results also reveal that the M2 Pro and M2 Max in the new MacBook Pros both have single-core and multi-core scores of around 1,900 and 15,000, respectively, meaning they offer up to 20% faster CPU performance compared to the M1 Pro and M1 Max, which is also in line with Apple's advertised claims.

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are available to pre-order now. The first deliveries to customers and in-store availability will begin Tuesday.

Article Link: Benchmark Results Reveal Graphics Performance of M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips
 
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mikeyy00

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Seems cool, is there a list of games that run native (not emulated) on Apple Silicon somewhere, anyone know?
lol, gaming is in a piss poor state on the Mac, arguably worse than it's ever been. However, couple of standouts that are Native ARM: World of Warcraft, Resident Evil, Disco Elysium, there might be a few more, but if you're wanting to game on Mac, try via Parallels + Windows (I've had really good results running anything >3 years old).
 

sw1tcher

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Geekbench results also reveal that the M2 Pro and M2 Max in the new MacBook Pros both have single-core and multi-core scores of around 1,900 and 15,000, respectively, meaning they offer up to 20% faster CPU performance compared to the M1 Pro and M1 Max, which is also in line with Apple's advertised claims.
20%? But @dumastudetto said it's an up to 40% increase in performance

Up-to 40% improved performance is a massive productivity boost that will easily pay everyone to upgrade.

meaning I would be able to shorten my work day by 40%.

Now I'm going to have to cancel my MBP order. 😠



:p😇
 

ryanmp

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Okay so performance and longevity wise, which of the these two same priced systems am I better off with:
  • Mac Studio - Apple M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 32GB, 1TB SSD; or
  • Mac Mini - Apple M2 Pro with 12‑core CPU, 19-core GPU, 16‑core Neural Engine, 32GB, 1TB SSD
 
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