Apple M2 Max specifications and performance

Apple M2 Max is a 12 cores and 12 threads CPU processor produced by Apple. Apple M2 Max was released on 2023-01-17, 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 Max GPU (38-core).

Basic Information

Vendor / Supplier Apple
Short name apple m2 max
Release date 2023-01-17
CPU code name Apple M2
Fabrication process 5nm (nanometer)
Instruction set architecture ARMv8
Market Laptop
Integrated Graphics (iGPU) Apple M2 Max GPU (38-core)

CPU core specifications

Total number of cores 12 cores
Total number of threads 12 threads
Number of performance cores 8 cores
Number of performance core threads 8 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 32 MB
L3 Cache
Unlock multiplier No

Memory specifications

Maximum supported memory 96GB
Memory frequency support
  • - LPDDR5-6400MHz
Maximum number of memory channels 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 409.6GB/s
ECC support No

Package specifications

CPU Socket Apple M-Socket
Default thermal design power / TDP PL1 30W
Maximum Turbo Power Consumption / TDP PL2
Maximum temperature 100°C
PCIe interface PCIe 4.0
PCIe lane count

Integrated Graphics specifications

Integrated Graphics (iGPU) Apple M2 Max GPU (38-core)
Base frequency 450MHz
Maximum acceleration frequency 1398MHz
Number of execution units 608
Stream Processors / Shading Units 4864
Texture Units / TMUs 304
Raster Operations Units / ROPs 152
Total Graphics Power / TGP 70W
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 58 GOps/sec
Floating point math 74 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 362 Million Primes/sec (Millions find prime numbers per second)
Random string sorting 41.3 Million Strings/sec (Millions random string sorting per second)
Data encryption 15.8 GBytes/sec (Gigabits per second)
Data compression 337.5 MBytes/sec (megabits per second)
Physics simulation 3826 Frames/sec (FPS)
Extended instruction test 12.9 Billion Matrices/sec (Billions matrix operations per second)

GeekBench v6 performance test

Single core performance
Multi-core performance
File compression 1710 MB/sec (megabits per second)
clang compilation 129.6 Klines/sec (thousands lines per second)
HTML5 browsing 374.1 pages/sec (pages per second)
PDF rendering 359.5 Mpixels/sec (megapixels per second)
Text processing 269 pages/sec (pages per second)
Background blur 53.9 images/sec (images per second)
Photo processing 156.8 images/sec (images per second)
Ray tracing 17.1 Mpixels/sec (megapixels per second)