Geekbench scores for an unannounced Mac with the upcoming M2 Max chip surfaced online a month ago. The scores showed only slight improvements in performance when compared to the M1 Max. Now, a second set of scores, claiming to be for the M2 Max chip, has surfaced online. These scores demonstrate a larger performance increase.
The M2 Max chip scored 1,853 in single-core and 13,855 in multi-core on Geekbench last week, which is only a small improvement over its predecessor. The chip is now said to have scored 2,027 in single-core and 14,888 in multi-core in a new set of scores. The M1 Max chip achieves 1,755 in single-core mode and 12,334 in multi-core mode, for example.
We anticipate that 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will be the first upcoming Macs, and the new Geekbench scores provide no additional information regarding them. According to the scores, the chip is running on a Mac with the identifier “Mac14,6,” 96GB of memory, and macOS Ventura 13.2 installed. The updated scores show an M2 Max chip with a higher base frequency of 3.68 GHz as opposed to 3.54 GHz, which may account for the higher scores. This is the only difference between the scores of today and those of last month.
Apple delayed plans to announce updated Macs with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips until early 2023, contrary to initial expectations. Apple is developing a number of new Macs, including an upgraded iMac and MacBook Pro.
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