Apple announces 5nm M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, significant performance and battery life increase


Apple have announced their M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets with the M2 Pro delivering up to 12-core CPU and up to 19-core GPU with up to 32GB of fast unified memory. The M2 Max utilizes this same CPU but goes a level higher with a 38-core GPU, double the unified memory bandwidth and up to 96GB of unified memory. Both chips feature a faster 16-core Neural Engine and are featured in Apple’s latest MacBook Pro and Mac Mini lineups. 

Built using 2nd generation 5nm process technology, the M2 Pro consists of 40 billion transistors, nearly 20% more than the M1 Pro. The M2 Max on the other hand consists of 67 billion transistors, 10 billion more than the M1 Max and 3x more than the M2.



Quite obviously, these new Apple chipsets offer a significant increase in performance with hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, and ProRes video encode and decode and much improved battery life of up to 22 hours. Paired with macOS Ventura, Apple’s new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are designed with the content creator in mind looking to deal with multiple streams of 4K and 8K ProRes video.

Are you a content creator or gamer looking for the most powerful Apple machine? Then make sure that they have either the M2 Pro or M2 Max chipsets onboard. Let us know what you think about the M2 Pro or M2 Max and stay tuned to