The new Apple M2 processor was made official at WWDC 2022 last week, it will be used in the new MacBook Air and the new 13 inch M2 MacBook.
The M2 processor is said to be around 18 percent faster than the M1 in terms of processor speed, some recent benchmarks have confirmed this.
The benchmarks were from Geekbench and they can be seen in the tweet below and also over at Geekbench at the link below.
CPU Benchmarks have leaked for Apple’s M2 chip!
3.49GHz CPU clock vs M1’s 3.2GHz
Single-core performance gain vs M1: 11.56%
Multi-core performance gain vs M1: 19.45%
— Vadim Yuryev (@VadimYuryev) June 15, 2022
As we can see from the benchmarks the M2 multi-core performance is around 20 percent higher than that of Apple’s M1 processor.
Apple will also be releasing some more powerful versions of the M2 later this year, we are expecting to see an M2 Pro and an M2 Max. It will be interesting to see what performance gains these processors acheive.