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First M2 Max benchmark scores appear to leak on Geekbench

Enlarge / The 2021 16-inch MacBook Professional.

Samuel Axon

It appears like the primary benchmarks of Apple’s upcoming M2 Max chip have leaked in Geekbench’s database.

When customers run the over-the-shelf model of the Geekbench 5 benchmarking device, the scores are logged to a public database of outcomes and are tied to entries for particular {hardware}. On this case, the outcome (which was found by a Twitter user) is listed below a product labeled “Mac14,6” working the as-yet-unreleased working system “macOS 13.2 (Construct 22D21).” The entry additionally famous that the chip had 12 cores.

The chip in query is probably going destined for MacBook Professional and Mac Studio fashions that may launch someday subsequent yr. As for the outcomes: The general single-core rating is 1,853, and the multicore rating is 13,855. The extra granular scores like crypto, integer, and floating level typically observe alongside the identical traces when in comparison with this chip’s predecessor, the M1 Max.

If these outcomes are each legit and consultant of the ultimate product, they is likely to be a disappointment for some. In comparison with our Geekbench 5 checks of a 16-inch MacBook Professional with the M1 Max, that is round a 6 p.c enchancment in single-core efficiency and an 11 p.c bump for multicore.

That efficiency distinction is not too far off from comparisons between the lower-end M1 and M2 which have already been launched, although, so it is not too stunning if it is correct.

That mentioned, there are a number of caveats to think about. First, these artificial benchmarks could be good for a ballpark concept of relative efficiency between gadgets, however that does not imply they at all times replicate real-world efficiency. Second, the M2 Max outcomes seen right here won’t symbolize the ultimate product. Lastly, they may not be actual in any respect.

So sure, these are a variety of caveats. Ars readers will know to take this with a complete pound of salt—but it surely’s attention-grabbing to see and speculate about in any case.



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