The new Apple M2 Max SoC has finally been listed on Geekbench, giving us some insight into the platform.
So, the new SoC will receive 12 processor cores, that is, two cores more than the M1 Max. At the same time, the configuration of these cores is still unknown. But the frequency is known – 3.54-3.7 GHz. The amount of total DRAM in this case was 96 GB, but it is not clear if this is the maximum.
The platform scored 1,889 and 14,586 points in single-threaded and multi-threaded modes, respectively. In comparison, the M1 Max scores around 1750 and 12200 points respectively, which means we get about a 10% gain for single-threaded performance and about 20% for multi-threaded performance. That’s pretty good, but it’s worth keeping in mind the 20 percent increase in the number of cores. That is, perhaps the architecture has not really changed.
In terms of x86-bit comparisons, the M2 Max scores almost exactly match the Core i7-12700K. But at the same time, the M2 Max will not be the most productive SoC in the Apple range.