Apple M2 Max chip spotted on Geekbench with 96GB RAM ahead of launch

The unannounced Apple "M2 Max" chip has been spotted online, along with information regarding the chip's performance, thanks to a Geekbench listing.

Highlights
  • The Apple M2 Max chip scored 1853 on a single core and 13855 on the multi-core test, as per Geekbench.
  • The Apple M2 Max chip will likely power the upcoming Macs scheduled to release next year.
  • The Apple M2 Max chip is reportedly only about 14 per cent faster than the M1 Max chip.

As tech giant Apple is likely working on the next generation of MacBooks, Geekbench scores for the rumoured “M2 Max” chip have surfaced online, providing a deeper look at the performance levels and precise specifications of the upcoming Apple silicon processor. An unannounced Apple Mac has been seen in the Geekbench 5 database, as stated by ShrimpApplePro on Twitter. The device has been listed as “Mac14.6,” and it appears that the computer will be driven by an Apple M2 Max CPU, which has not yet been developed, and 96GB of memory.

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Apple ‘M2 Max’ Geekbench listing

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The M2 Max chip that powers the Apple Mac reportedly features a 12-core CPU running at 3.54 GHz and 96GB of RAM, which indicates that users might get the option to configure more than the current 64GB option. The Apple M2 Max chip scored 1853 on a single core and 13855 on the multi-core test, per the benchmarking platform.

In comparison, the M1 Max processor used in the MacBook Pro and the base model of the Mac Studio has 10 cores and a clock speed of 3.2GHz. It has a single-core score of 1746 and a multi-core score of 12154. As per 9To5Mac, the M2 Max chip is only about 14 per cent faster than the M1 Max chip, which was found based on these tests.

New M2 Macs launch timeline

There have been rumours that Apple will release numerous new Macs in 2023. This includes the newly released MacBook Pros with screen sizes of 14 and 16 inches, as well as the Mac Studio and the much anticipated Apple Silicon-powered Mac Pro.



When it comes to the M2 Max chip, it will likely be used to power the high-end variants of the new MacBook Pro and the entry-level model of the Mac Studio, which is also anticipated to have a version that is even more powerful and contain the M2 Ultra chip. In addition, Apple is reportedly working on a new Mac mini, which will be available in variants powered by the M2 and M2 Pro CPUs.