Apple’s M2 Pro and M2 Max chips finally arrive for MacBook Pro and Mac mini
To date, Music, the new entry level processor is the M2 Pro which offers 10 or 12 core CPU configurations and Promises to boost performance by up to 20 over the 10 core M1 Pro. Meanwhile, the GPU on the M2 Pro goes from 16 to 19 cores promising. Even faster processing for apps like Photoshop or xcode, then we move up to the M2 Max which apple is calling the worlds most powerful and efficient chip for a Pro laptop. It has 67 billion transistors and 10 cores like the M2 Pro, but it boosts a number of GPU cores to 38 up from 34 on the old M1 Max more impressively. It supports up to 96 gigabytes of fast unified memory. All told Apple says: graphics. Performance is up to 30 faster than the M1 Max for chores, like visual effects, machine learning and more alongside the extra cores. The new chips also featured Apples next generation 16 core neural engine thats 40, faster than before theres. Also, a new media engine that supports Hardware, accelerated h.264 hevc and prores video encoding and decoding along with efficient playback of multiple 4K or even AK prores video streams. As for the laptops themselves, the new Macbook Pro 14 and 16 have pretty much the same designs but offer considerably more performance. Apple claims a MacBook Pro with an M2 Pro chip delivers up to 20, better CPU and 30, better graphics performance, while systems with an M2 Max offer a similar boost compared to 2021 MacBook Pros with the old M1 Max CPU.
One of the other big benefits of Apples, new silicon is hugely improved. Longevity. The company says its new Macbook. Pro Models can now last up to 22 hours on a single charge, the longest ever on a Mac and has rumored the chips also support Wi Fi 6E, which offer up to two times faster Wireless connectivity compared to the previous generation. Another new feature is an HDMI port that supports a single AK display at up to 60 hertz for the first time or 4K displays at up to 240Hz, as before. You still get three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an xdsc card slot and magsafe 3 charging. The new Macbook Pros also use the same liquid retina xer displays as the 2021 models, not the rumored touchscreens, which arent expected to arrive until sometime in 2025., the new Macbook Pro Models are available now for pre order, starting at 19.99 for the MacBook Pro with M2. Pro chip or 24.99 for the 16 inch MacBook Pro with an M2 Pro shipping will start on January 24th. Next, when it comes to desktops Apples, latest silicon will also be available on the refresh Mac Mini, which can be configured with either an M2 or an M2 Pro chip. The M2 version comes with up to 24 gigs of unified memory and up to 100 gigabits. A second of bandwidth, boosting image, editing speeds in Photoshop by up to 50 Apple says it can also simultaneously play back up to two streams of AK: prores 422 video at 30fps, or up to 12 streams of 4K 422 video at 30 FPS.
Meanwhile, the faster M2 to Pro Mac Mini offers up to 32 gigs of unified memory. This should deliver up to 2.5 x, faster graphics performance in Affinity photo 4.2 times faster, prores train codes in Final Cut Pro and 2.8 times better performance in resin, Evo Village. As before, the Mac Mini Sports 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports with support for up to two displays or a single 8K display. It also comes with two USB: a ports HDMI up to 10 gigabit Ethernet and an upgraded headphone jack that supports High impedance headphones. As with the MacBook Pro, they also offer Wi Fi sexy connectivity along with Bluetooth 5.3. The new Mac Mini starts at 5.99, with the older M2 Chip or 12.99 with the newer M2 Pro and is now available for pre order with shipping set to start on January 24th.