Geekbench reveals 'M2 Max' results again ahead of 2023 release

Sami Fathi

Last month, Geekbench results for an unannounced Mac with the upcoming M2 Max chip that surfaced online showed only a marginal performance boost over the M1 Max. And now another set of results purporting to belong to ‌M2‌ The Max chip has surfaced online showing a bigger jump in performance.

In last week's Geekbench results ‌M2‌ The Max chip scored 1,853 in single-core and 13,855 in multi-core, representing only a minor jump over its predecessor. Now, in the new set of points announced for ‌M2‌ Max, the chip scored 2027 points in single-core and 14888 points in multi-core. For reference: ‌M1 Max‌ the chip tops out at 1755 in single-core and 12334 in multi-core.

The new Geekbench scores provide no further details on any future Macs, which we expect to be the first 14-inch and 16-inch MacBooks Pro. Estimates indicate that the chip runs on Mac ID “Mac14.6” with 96GB of memory and runs macOS Ventura 13.2. The only difference between today's results and last month's results is that the updated results show ‌M2‌ Max with a higher base frequency of 3.68 GHz compared to 3.54 GHz, which may explain the higher scores.

Apple was originally expected to announce updated Macs with ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ The Max will arrive this November, but the company has delayed plans until early 2023. Apple has several new Macs in the works, including an updated iMac and MacBook Pro.

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