M2 Pro, M2 Max Benchmarks Show GPU Performance Gains

Graphics benchmarks for the new MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips have now started to appear online and everything appears to match Apple’s claims pretty much perfectly.

The scores show that the new M2 Pro and M2 Max are around 30% faster than the M1 versions that they replace.

What this means is that buyers can expect impressive graphics performance when running Metal-oriented apps. However, it’s also important to note that OpenCL scores for the M2 Max appear to match the M1 Ultra.

The Metal scores read as follows:

  • M1 Ultra: 94,583
  • M2 Max: 86,805
  • M1 Max: 64,708
  • M2 Pro: 52,691
  • M1 Pro: 39,758

The new chips are available in the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros which are both available for pre-order now. They will be available to buy starting next week and are set to instantly become the best portable Macs that money can buy. The same M1 Pro chip is also available as an upgrade option for the new Mac mini as well, making for another option on the desktop.

Apple’s transition away from Intel chips has proven popular thanks to the reduced power consumption and improved performance, but we’re still waiting for Apple to refresh the real workhorse of its fleet — the Mac Pro. That’s expected to get its Apple silicon transition this year, and it can’t come soon enough.

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