Apple announced the new M2 processor at WWDC 2022, ushering in the next generation of Apple silicon. The new chip has eight cores, just like the M1, but they’re built using Apple’s next-gen architecture. As a result, it achieves up to 18% higher performance than the M1 with the same power consumption.
The chip uses a second generation 5nm manufacturing process identical to the M1. As we expected, the M2 isn’t built on a next-gen process. Rather, it’s Apple’s refinement of the M1 that brings greater performance.
As for the specs, the new processor has up to eight cores, 10 graphics cores, and a massive 24GB of unified memory. To enable higher performance, the chip has 50% more bandwidth than the M1 to pass more data through the chip.
This is a groundbreaking story and will be updated as more announcements come out.
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