Apple has announced it’s new M2 chip today at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The company is set to replace all of it’s current products that run the M1 and it’s variants with the more powerful M2.
The M2 will be built on TSMC’s 5nm process with 20 billion transistors – a 25% increase compared to the original M1. Apple promises up to 18% faster CPU and up to 35% faster GPU. Aside from packing in more transistors, Apple will be using new performance and efficiency cores on the M2 alongside 100Gbps of memory bandwidth and upto 24GB of unified memory – a 50% increase over the M1.
Apple’s M2 also features a next-generation secure enclave and neural engine, and an updated media engine that supports 8K H.264 and HEVC video.
The first computers to ship with the new M2 processor will be Apple’s most popular Macbook Air.