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Apple’s unveiling of high-end chips M2 Pro and M2 Max with support for 12 cores

Apple's unveiling of high-end chips M2 Pro and M2 Max with support for 12 cores

Apple Recently, tonight in Iran and this morning, America unveiled the new generation MacBook series with support for the latest M2 Max and M2 Pro chips, and these chipsets are supposed to support more powerful CPU and GPU, energy efficiency and up to 96 GB. integrated RAM memory. In this regard, Apple has introduced new chips with the title of industry leader in the field of energy efficiency.

M2 Pro chip specifications

M2 Pro is built using second generation 5nm nodes and this chip supports 40 billion transistors which is almost 20% more than M1 Pro and twice the number of transistors of M2. The integrated bandwidth of 200GB/second, which is twice as much as the M2 chip, and the support of a maximum 32GB RAM memory with low latency are other features of this chipset.

Apple unveiled the M2 Pro chip

This system-on-chip (SoC) will support up to 12 cores, including 8 performance cores and 4 E-Cores, and Apple claims that the CPU’s multi-threading performance is up to 20% faster than the M1 Pro chip.

Apple unveiled the M2 Pro chip

The new M2 Pro chip can even be configured with 19 GPU cores, a larger L2 cache than the previous generation. In this regard, Apple has acknowledged that the compilation of software codes in Xcode with the help of the M2 Pro chip is now 2.5 times faster than MacBooks supporting Intel chips, while the GPU speed of this chip is nearly 30% faster than that of the M1 Pro. It has been reported.

Specifications of the M2 Max chip

The M2 Max is, as the name suggests, a more powerful chip than the M2 Pro, and Apple has admitted that the chipset will be available with support for 67 billion transistors, which is 10 billion more than the M1 and more than 3 times the M2. Support for 400 GB/s of integrated memory bandwidth and 96 GB of RAM are other features of this new generation chip.

The M2 Max is similar to its smaller sibling in other respects, using the same 12-core CPU configuration as the M2 Pro with an upgraded L2 cache. However, the GPU performance in this chip with 38 cores is almost double that of the M2 Pro. Apple further stated that the speed of the graphics unit of this chipset is up to 30% faster than M1 Max. Still, 67 billion transistors don’t use much power on paper, but Apple says the chip can last 22 hours in the new MacBooks, which is the longest battery life in a Mac series ever reported.

Apple unveiled the M2 Pro chip

Both the new chips unveiled by Apple, M2 Pro and M2 Max, support the Secure Enclave hardware layer security technology, and Apple has stated that Secure Enclave is a subsystem security platform on the company’s chips that functions separately from the main processor. , but it is designed to provide a layer of security for sensitive user data when the system kernel is compromised.

These chips are also going to support the company’s new 16-core neural engine, which is capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second and is 40% faster than the previous generation. In this regard, this Neural Engine is mostly used to improve the performance of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications and improves the processes of video analysis, sound recognition, and image processing.

Apple unveiled the M2 Pro chip

However, despite the many similarities between the two chips, these chipsets differ in the video processing department and the M2 Pro comes with a media engine and support for H.264, HEVC and ProRes for Encode and Decode. Meanwhile, the higher-end chip, the M2 Max, is supposed to support two video encoding engines and two ProRes engines, which, according to Apple, improves video performance by two times.

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