Apple’s most recent release the M2 Pro processor comes in 12-core and 10-core variants. As stated by the Geekbench leaked benchmarks there is a 24% difference between the two processors’ multi-core scores.
The Geekbench data shows that the 10-core M2 Pro comes with 6 large cores plus 4 small cores, and the 12-core M2 Pro comes with 8 large cores plus 4 small cores. 1956 points are scored by both processors’ single-core. And the multi-core score of the 10-core M2 Pro is about 12,100 while the 12-core M2 Pro scored about 15,000. The performance gap between the multi-core scores is about 24%.
As opposed to the M2 Pro, the M1 Pro of the previous generation also had a 10-core version but it had 8 large cores + 2 small cores. The latest 10-core M2 Pro is the same as the latest 10-core M1 Pro In terms of multi-core scores. But In terms of single-core scores, the M2 Pro is 11% better than the M1 Pro.
We recently learned that the M2 Pro chip comes with Apple’s second-gen 5-nanometer process technology which is provided by TSMC. There are a total of 40 Billion transistors on the inside of the M2 Pro. It is around 20 per cent more than on the M1 Pro chip and it’s double that of the M2 Chipset. The M2 Pro chip is able to achieve twice the bandwidth of the M2 chip which is around 200 GBPS unified memory bandwidth. Users also get the option of upgrading up to 32GB of low-latency unified memory.
In terms of performance, Apple has stated that the new generation of 10-core or 12-core CPUs features up to 8 high-performance cores and 4 energy-efficient cores, resulting in a multi-thread processing speed that is up to 20% faster than the 10-core CPU of the M1 Pro chip. This allows for faster performance on high-intensity tasks such as Adobe Photoshop and Xcode compiling, which is up to 2.5 times faster than on the MacBook Pro with the fastest Intel processors.
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