Apple M2 Processor Announced to Bring New Mac Computers to Life

    Apple M2 processor announced. The processor, which will appear in new generation Mac computers, promises higher performance and power efficiency, as you can imagine.

    Apple’s annual developer conference WWDC 2022 has kicked off. Apple started the event fast with iOS 16. Moreover, the ARM-based Apple M2 processor, which will power the next generation of Mac computers, was also revealed on the first day of WWDC 2022. The new Apple M2 processor promises much higher performance and efficiency.

    The Apple M2 processor, which has 20 billion transistors, 25 per cent more than the Apple M1 processor currently on the market, is produced with the second-generation 5 nm process. The new Apple M2 offers 100 Gb/s memory bandwidth, which is 50 per cent above the Apple M1 processor in this regard.

    Apple M2 can process more than 15 million transactions per second

    According to the information shared by Apple, the M2 manages to show 18 per cent higher processing and 35 per cent higher graphics performance, even with the same energy consumption as the M1. Apple M2, which has a 16-core artificial intelligence engine, can perform 15.8 million operations per second at maximum power. 

    According to Apple’s statements, the M2 can reach 87 per cent of the maximum performance of a 12-core PC processor with 75 per cent less energy consumption. In the meantime, it should be noted that the top version of the Apple M2 offers a 10-core GPU. So, what kind of hardware and software support does the Apple M2 processor offer?

    • 24 GB LPDDR5 RAM
    • 6K external display support
    • 8K ProRes, H.263, HEVC video encode and decode

    The first product to come with the Apple M2 will be the 2022 MacBook Air

    According to the information shared by Apple, the first product to be released with the new M2 processor will be the 2022 MacBook Air. Considering that MacBook Air models are highly preferred by professionals, especially since they are relatively affordable, we can say that the M2’s arrival with the MacBook Air is good news for those who want to experience the new processor as soon as possible.

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