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M2 Pro and M2 Max chips for MacBook Pro – up to 38 graphics cores

It seems we have to wait for the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips for the new MacBook Pro, which will be available in 14-inch and 16-inch versions. These two silicones will be a direct replacement for the M1 Pro and M1 Max, and are a great upgrade, according to a recent report.

Just like the system on the M2 chip, which is said to be mass-produced with TSMC N4 technology, the M2 Pro and M2 Max are expected to use similar lithography. Mark Gurman from Bloomberg It shares new details of the 14- and 16-inch MacBooks, claiming that they will be codenamed J414 and J416.

M2 Pro and M2 Max chips for MacBook Pro

M2 Pro chips

Gurman did not talk about the specifications of the M2 Pro, but claims that the M2 Max improves on the number of CPU and graphics processor cores compared to the M1 / ​​Max. As a reminder, the 2021 MacBook Pro with the M1 Max had up to 10 CPU cores and 32 GPU cores, so the 12-core CPU and 38-core graphics will undoubtedly boost performance. Since Apple Silicon is built on an improved architecture, we expect longer battery life despite the increase in cores.

Unfortunately, we still do not know how many cores the M2 Pro has. In addition, Gurman did not specify the number of powerful and low-power cores present in the M2 Max. The M1 Max had 10 powerful eight-core and two low-power cores with a CPU. For this reason, the M2 Max may have up to ten powerful cores and two low-power cores.

As for the integrated RAM, it is said that Apple still uses the same maximum size of the 2021 models, which is 64 GB, which seems to be quite enough to run applications. Since Apple Silicon will be updated every 18 months, we will most likely see the M2 Pro and M2 Max sometime in 2023. Apart from that, we do not expect the bitten apple to make significant changes in the design of the new MacBook Pro models (maybe even in the next few years).

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