Apple announces the new super-efficient M2 chip at WWDC 2022

The Apple M2 chip
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The Apple M2 is finally here. Revealed during the tech giant’s WWDC 2022 event, the new chip is the next generation of Apple silicon that will power the latest MacBooks and iPads. 

The Apple M2 chip is a significant advance over the Apple M1 chip which powered the last generation of MacBook Air, along with the MacBook Pro 13-inch and Apple Mac Mini.

The Apple M2 chip is an 8-core SoC, featuring a 4+4 core configuration, with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, running with a TDP around 10-15 watts. 

The second generation of Apple silicon is designed on an enhanced 5nm process, with 5 billion transistors, 100GB/s of memory bandwidth, and up to 24GB of unified memory.

The M2 features a 10-core GPU, and a neural engine capable of 5.8 trillion operations per second, more than 40% more operations than on the M1.

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Allisa James
Computing Staff Writer

Named by the CTA as a CES 2023 Media Trailblazer, Allisa is a Computing Staff Writer who covers breaking news and rumors in the computing industry, as well as reviews, hands-on previews, featured articles, and the latest deals and trends. In her spare time you can find her chatting it up on her two podcasts, Megaten Marathon and Combo Chain, as well as playing any JRPGs she can get her hands on.