a sharp increase in GPU score

The chip scores over 30,000 points in Geekbench 5 Metal; the M1 tops out at around 18,000 points.

The M2 SoC presented by Apple earlier this month, which is due to debut in the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro next July, has made some inroads in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. The results show a decent increase in CPU performance, around 10% in single-core and 16% in multi-core compared to the M1. On the GPU side, the gain is much more massive, since it is around 67%.

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Remember that the M2 retains 8 CPU cores, like the M1, but has 2 additional GPU cores. According to Apple, the average performance improvements in these areas are 18% and 35% respectively.

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Results

As always, these preliminary results do not consistently reflect actual performance in applications and should be viewed with some caution. They simply give an overview and seem to confirm the improvement, all in all logical given the increased quantity of GPU cores, in the graphics performance of the M2. The scoreboards below are provided by Tom’s Hardware US.

SoC / Processor Apple M2 Apple M1 Apple M1 Pro 8C Core i7-12800H Core i7-11800H Ryzen 7 5800H
Specifications 4P, 4E, up to 3.49GHz 4P, 4E, up to 3.20GHz 6P, 2E, up to 3.22GHz 6P, 8E, up to 4.80GHz 8P, 2.30~4.60GHz, 24MB 16P, 3.20~4.40GHz, 20MB
Single Core | Integer 1759 1597 1616 1563 1331 1247
Single Core | float 2083 1896 1896 1885 1556 1617
Single Core | Crypto 3021 2783 2812 3703 3784 3546
Single Core | Score 1919 1746 1760 1767 1521 1473
Multi-Core | Integer 8196 7013 8592 11305 8231 8081
Multi-Core | float 9840 8624 10,460 12,064 8873 9239
Multi-Core | Crypto 12,964 10,137 17,028 8453 6272 5075
Multi-Core | Score 8928 7653 9574 11,390 8326 8305
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SoC / Processor Apple M2 10C GPU Apple M1 8C GPU Apple M1 Pro 8C CPU/14C GPU Intel Core i7-12800H 96EU
GB5 Metal Score 30,627 18,284 39,949 19,287
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