Apple unveils M2, taking the breakthrough performance and capabilities of M1 even further

M2 conveys new degrees of force effective execution and abilities to the totally upgraded MacBook Air and refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro

The M2 chip begins the next generation of Apple silicon designed specifically for the Mac.

M2 is built using enhanced, second-generation 5-nanometer technology and consists of 20 billion transistors — 25 percent more than M1.

More Transistors, More Memory

M2 delivers 100GB/s of unified memory bandwidth — 50 percent more than M1 — and can be configured with up to 24GB of fast unified memory.

Faster Power-Efficient Performance

The CPU of M2 features faster performance cores and enhanced efficiency cores that together deliver 18 percent greater multithreaded performance than M1.

Performance increased M1 vs M2







Apple’s Next-Generation Custom Technologies

M2 brings Apple’s latest custom technologies to the Mac, enabling new capabilities, better security, and more:

– The Neural Engine can process up to 15.8 trillion operations per second — over 40 percent more than M1.

– The media engine includes a higher-bandwidth video decoder, supporting 8K H.264 and HEVC video.

– Apple’s powerful ProRes video engine enables playback of multiple streams of both 4K and 8K video.

– Apple’s latest Secure Enclave provides best-in-class security.

– A new image signal processor (ISP) delivers better image noise reduction.