The network has already seen the first test results for the new MacBook Air, which is based on Apple’s M2 processor. It performs similarly to the new MacBook Pro with the same chip. The novelty also performed 19% faster in the Geekbench multicore test than the MacBook Air version with the M1 processor.
The numbers show that the MacBook Air with M2 processor scored 1904 points in the single-core Geekbench and 8838 respectively in the multicore Geekbench tests. The MacBook Pro with the M2 processor scored 37 and 8962 respectively. This could be due to active cooling.
While this superiority is evident in the “synthetic test”, it may not be apparent in other scenarios such as gaming or other uses. Despite the increase in the processor, the main difference between this chip and the 2020 model is the graphics subsystem.
The M2-based Air was previously compared to the Mac Pro workstation which has an 8-core Intel Xeon W-33223 processor.