Apple M2 in 3 Benchmarks. 5 nm, 1.40 GHz

Apple M2 Testing in 3 Benchmarks. Apple M2 Specifications: The architecture is M2 , the number of cores is 8, and the number of threads is 8. The base clock speed of Apple M2 is 1.40 GHz. The model supports motherboards with a socket of N/A. The Supported Memory Type is LPDDR5-6400 (maximum 16 GB).  PCIe version is 4.0.

Basic specifications Apple M2

Apple M2 technical specifications and performance testing in benchmarks will open you to all the advantages and disadvantages of Apple M2. Please learn the key figures of the clock speed and L2/L3 cache and make the right decision.

Essentials Specifications Apple M2

The general technical information depicts the base data of a CPU’s number of cores and threads, and base and turbo-boost clock speed. Here are key features influencing the performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 8
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 4x Avalanche
B core: 4x Blizzard
Hyperthreading: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.40 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.20 GHz

CPU generation and family Apple M2

The generation of a Apple M2 CPU, the segment of usage (computer, server or mobile type), the preceding model of a CPU, and its successor.

Name: Apple M2
Family: Apple M series
CPU group: Apple M2
Generation: 2
Segment: Mobile
Predecessor: Apple M1
Successor: --

Processor Graphics Apple M2

Not every CPU is equipped with a built-in graphic core. However, if Apple M2 has internal graphics, it is another advantage. Please pay attention to the base and turbo clock speed of the graphic core.

GPU name: Apple M2 (10 Core)
GPU frequency: 1.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 160
Shader: 1280
Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 2
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q1/2022

Hardware codec support Apple M2

Technical information that does not affect the final performance.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory Specifications Apple M2

Which memory does Apple M2 support? How many channels are operated and how large the memory capacity can be to build in the motherboard? Here are the general data on the capacity and other technology.

Memory type: LPDDR5-6400
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 102.4 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management (TDP) Apple M2

TDP shows which cooling system is necessary for a Apple M2 CPU. It stands for Thermal Design Power. Here are all the CPU specifications: the maximum temperature, the approximate thermal calculation for power supply and others.

TDP (PL1): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: 20 W
TDP down: 10 W
Tjunction max.: --

Additional specifications Apple M2

Apple M2 technical specifications contain the general data on the technological process of chip production (in nanometer), the cache of L2/L3, the architecture of the central core and ISA extension.

Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
L2-Cache: 16.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: M2
Virtualization: None
Socket: N/A
Part Number: --

iGPU - FP32 Performance - Apple M2

The testing benchmark iGPU is integrated graphics cores in the central processor. The general graphics performance to benchmark the high-speed performance of the video chip is tested. The evaluation scores are presented below. Pay attention that not every manufacturer builds in an inner graphics core. Thus, the general results of the performance do not depend on this parameter, that is considered of good advantage.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) - Apple M2

Many wonders how good the scores of Geekbench 5 in testing CPUs are. So, we are here to answer: they are accurate and impartial to brands. The higher the evaluation of Geekbench 5 in testing performance of a CPU single core is, the better. Check out the results and compare them.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) - Apple M2

A 64-bit version of Geekbench 5 is used for testing CPU performance using all the cores and threads. The Geekbench 5 for multi-core models shows scores of how performing and fast a chip is in the review or comparison.

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