A new possible benchmark of the M2 Max chip, an awaited model of the Apple Silicon line of processors, appeared on Geekbench. The result shows that the evolution between the M2 Max and the M1 Max is not that great — even if these tests are not definitive.
The Apple M2 Max scored 1,853 points in the single-core test and 13,855 in multi-core. The numbers represent a gain of 6% and 11%, respectively, when compared to the M1 Max. The device page on Geekbench shows that the benchmarks were run on macOS 13.2, the unreleased version of the operating system for Macs.
It is speculated that the next Apple Silicon equips the MacBook Pro and the “entry-level” (or “cheaper”) Mac Studio. Taking the test as true, it is already possible to nail that the M2 Max will be in Mac Studio. The reason is that the benchmark used a device with 96GB of memory.
The maximum memory configuration that Apple offers for the MacBook Pro is 64GB of RAM, for both the 16-inch and 14-inch models. The Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra can be equipped with up to 128 GB of memory. The name of the device used in the test, “Mac14,6”, could be a strategy to confuse leakers — a MacBook Pro with 96 GB of RAM would be too big a jump.
The Mac used in the tests has 12 CPU cores and is running macOS Ventura 13.2. This version is not even available for testing with third-party developers. The M2 Max operated at a base frequency of 3.54 GHz. Remembering: even if in fact they are real tests, it is not yet the final version of the chip. Launch performance can vary — for more or for less.
Speculation indicated that the new MacBook Pro with the Apple Silicon M2 Max would be released in October. However, the Cupertino company announced, on October 18, the new generation of iPad, iPad Pro and Apple TV 4K.
Now, Apple is expected to announce the MacBook Pro (14-inch and 16-inch) in early 2023. However, Mac Studio is not expected to launch at the same event. This model should accompany the launch of Mac Studio with M2 Ultra.
With information: Ars Techinica🇧🇷 geekbench🇧🇷 9to5Mac and MacRumors