new generations of chips are coming

M2 Pro M2 Max

It is once again Mark Gurman who announces it: the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips would indeed be under development, Apple testing their performance internally before an upcoming marketing. The components could be integrated into computers as late as this end of year 2022.

If these nomenclatures are not unknown to you, it is normal. Indeed, these will be worthy successors to the M1 Pro and M1 Max cards arriving in the second half of 2021 and which equip the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 14-inch MacBook Pro. Machines which, too, would be equipped with improved versions at the same time.

What performance gain?

For the moment, however, no benchmark has leaked to allow us to imagine how powerful these new chips will be. But to get an idea, we can look at the value proposition of the M2 processor that Apple has chosen to power its new 13-inch MacBook Pro and its latest MacBook Air.

Here, it is thus a question of a speed up to 1.4x faster only with models equipped with the M1 chip. Will the coefficient be the same for the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips compared to the M1 Pro and M1 Max? It’s likely, because it’s the same kind of numbers that we often find at Cupertino, which moreover it would be necessary to close the gap with the classic M2 chip. Indeed, it would look bad to see it more efficient, while maintaining a key difference with the M1 Ultra as well, which must remain number one in its category.

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See you in October

In all likelihood, it is in October that a keynote will be organized to present new Apple computers. Mac minis could then also see the light of day alongside the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro, while macOS Ventura will debut on the other models as an update.

The date of the conference in question remains unknown, but we know that an Apple Event is also scheduled for September 7: we will have to wait a few more weeks to find out more.

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