Apple announced earlier last week the new Apple Silicon processor lineup M2 Pro and M2 Max, which is an extension of the M2 processor that was announced last June. This new lineup represents the second generation of this processor in the latest Mac devices, and these new processors are direct upgrades to the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, and they bring improved performance, better battery life, and features suitable for professionals. And we've listed five of the most important details you need to know about these processors.


More memory bandwidthIn short, this refers to the amount of data that can be accessed per second, and the new ‌M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max processors come with the same memory bandwidth as its predecessor, which is the highest compared to other competitors. Like the M1 Pro chip, the M2 Pro chip supports up to 200GB/s of memory bandwidth, while the M2 Max processor supports 400GB/s of memory bandwidth as the M1 Max.


Longer battery life: The M1 Pro and M1 Max processors contain two highly efficient cores, while the ‌‌M2‌ Pro and ‌‌M2‌ Max” processors contain four highly efficient cores, allowing new Macs to process powerfully using less power, thus preserving battery life.


More transistors: Thanks to the use of the second generation of 5nm technology, the ‌M2 Pro‌ processor contains 40 billion transistors, which is 20% more than the ‌M1 Pro. As for the ‌‌M2‌ ‌Max‌ processor, it contains 67 billion transistors, 10 billion more than the M1 MAX.


Highest unified memory to date: This is only available on the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro with the ‌‌M2‌‌ Max processor now supports up to 96GB of unified memory. And the 96GB memory option means paying an additional $800, plus an additional $200 for the higher-end variant of the ‌M2‌ Max.

Unified memory, or shared memory, is a type of memory used for temporary storage of data, where all different types of memories on the device, such as internal and external memory, are combined into unified memory, and this allows faster and more efficient access to memory by the processor, and thus Make programs that run on a device run faster and more efficiently, or improve the overall performance of a computer.


Connect more than one screen: The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini equipped with the M2 Pro processor can be connected to up to two external displays, such as two 6K displays connected through Thunderbolt, or a 6K display supporting 60Hz through Thunderbolt, and one 4K display supporting 144Hz via connector HDMI.

As for MacBook Pro models equipped with the M2 Max processor, they can be connected to up to four displays at a time. Three 6K displays at 60Hz through the Thunderbolt port, and an additional 4K display at 144Hz via HDMI. The M2 Max also allows for two 6K displays at 60Hz through Thunderbolt, and either one 8K display at 60Hz or one 4K display at 240Hz via HDMI.

The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models have the option to add an M2 Pro or M2 Max processor, while updated Mac mini models have the option to add an M2 or M2 Pro processor. These new models are available for pre-order on Apple's website and will ship to customers on January 24.

Now tell us your opinion about Apple's reliance on its own processors and its continuous development to be the best in the world of technology. Isn't this step the best that Apple has done in the Tim Cook era? Tell us in the comments.



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