M2 Pro and M2 Max
A first overview of the M2 chip was already available last summer, when Apple equipped the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13″ with the basic version of the M2. However, the MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ now come with the performance-enhanced versions, this in the form of the M2 Pro and M2 Max.
As before, the Standard, Pro and Max versions differ in terms of the number of cores. A regular M2 has eight CPU and eight GPU cores, while the Pro has 12 CPU and up to 19 GPU cores. If you want the max version, it stays at 12 cores, but users get up to 38 GPU cores. These should offer a total of 30 percent more performance.
There is one more difference, as the memory bandwidth of an M2 Max is 400 GB/s, twice that of the M2 Pro and four times that of the regular M2.
Prices and Availability (Store: )
The entry-level prices for the MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ were previously EUR 2,249 and EUR 2,749 respectively, but these are now EUR 2,399 and EUR 2,999 for the updated models. As mentioned, you get the faster processors with more cores, but otherwise the same basic equipment. Apple wants to start shipping on January 24th, but as always after the presentation of new Apple hardware, delivery times can be expected to increase rapidly. The new devices can be pre-ordered now.
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