Apple M2 specifications and performance

Apple M2 is a 8 cores and 8 threads CPU processor produced by Apple. Apple M2 was released on 2022-06-06, the fabrication process is 5nm (nanometer), the CPU codename is Apple M2, the instruction set architecture is ARMv8, and the CPU's integrated graphics (iGPU) is Apple M2 GPU.

Basic Information

Vendor / Supplier Apple
Short name apple m2
Release date 2022-06-06
CPU code name Apple M2
Fabrication process 5nm (nanometer)
Instruction set architecture ARMv8
Market Laptop
Integrated Graphics (iGPU) Apple M2 GPU

CPU core specifications

Total number of cores 8 cores
Total number of threads 8 threads
Number of performance cores 4 cores
Number of performance core threads 4 threads
Performance core base frequency / main frequency 3.5GHz
Performance core maximum turbo frequency
Number of energy efficiency cores 4 cores
Number of energy-efficient core threads 4 threads
Energy efficiency core basic frequency / main frequency 2.4GHz
Energy efficiency core maximum turbo frequency

CPU cache and frequency

Bus frequency
L1 Cache 192 KB
L2 Cache 16 MB
L3 Cache
Unlock multiplier No

Memory specifications

Maximum supported memory 24GB
Memory frequency support
  • - LPDDR5-6400MHz
Maximum number of memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 102.4GB/s
ECC support No

Package specifications

CPU Socket Apple M-Socket
Default thermal design power / TDP PL1 20W
Maximum Turbo Power Consumption / TDP PL2
Maximum temperature
PCIe interface PCIe 4.0
PCIe lane count

Integrated Graphics specifications

Integrated Graphics (iGPU) Apple M2 GPU
Base frequency 500MHz
Maximum acceleration frequency 1398MHz
Number of execution units 128
Stream Processors / Shading Units 1024
Texture Units / TMUs 64
Raster Operations Units / ROPs 32
Total Graphics Power / TGP 15W
FP32 computing performance

Cinebench R23 performance test

Single core performance score
Multi-core performance score

PassMark performance test

Single core performance score
Multi-core performance score
Integer math 37 GOps/sec
Floating point math 38 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 176 Million Primes/sec (Millions find prime numbers per second)
Random string sorting 24.1 Million Strings/sec (Millions random string sorting per second)
Data encryption 9.6 GBytes/sec (Gigabits per second)
Data compression 188.6 MBytes/sec (megabits per second)
Physics simulation 1691 Frames/sec (FPS)
Extended instruction test 7 Billion Matrices/sec (Billions matrix operations per second)

GeekBench v6 performance test

Single core performance
Multi-core performance
File compression 1140 MB/sec (megabits per second)
clang compilation 79.8 Klines/sec (thousands lines per second)
HTML5 browsing 239.5 pages/sec (pages per second)
PDF rendering 276 Mpixels/sec (megapixels per second)
Text processing 257.8 pages/sec (pages per second)
Background blur 42 images/sec (images per second)
Photo processing 106.5 images/sec (images per second)
Ray tracing 10.5 Mpixels/sec (megapixels per second)