Apple MacBook Air 13" M2 10-GPU (2022)
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Apple MacBook Pro 16" M1 Max 32-GPU (2021)

Product comparison with benchmarks

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Device Information

Silver, Starlight, Space Grey, Midnight Colours Silver, Space Grey
1,499 $ / 1,849 € Price from 3,499 $ / 3,849 €
Q2/2022 Release date Q4/2021

Processor

Apple M2 Name Apple M1 Max
Apple Manufacturer Apple
8 / 8 Cores / Threads 10 / 10
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
5 nm Structure 5 nm
M2 (Avalanche / Blizzard) Architecture M1 (8x Firestorm / 2x Icestorm)
Q2/2022 Release date Q3/2021

Memory

8 - 24 GB Memory Size 16 - 64 GB
LPDDR5 6400 Memory Type LPDDR5 6400
102.4 GB/s Memory Bandwith 409.6 GB/s
No Upgradeable? No

Graphic card

Apple M2 - 10 GPU Cores Name Apple M1 Max - 32 GPU Cores
Internal Type Internal
1.40 GHz Frequency 1.30 GHz
24.00 GB Memory Size 32.00 GB
LPDDR5 Memory Type LPDDR5
5 nm Structure 5 nm
Q2/2022 Release date Q3/2021

Screen

13.6 inch Size 16.2 inch
2560 x 1664 @ 60 Hz (224 ppi) Resolution 3456 x 2234 @ 120 Hz (254 ppi)
16:10 Ratio ~ 16:10
IPS Technology IPS
500 nits Max. Brightness 1000 nits
Yes (500 nits) HDR support Yes (1600 nits)
No Always On Display No
6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz 1. external display 6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz
-- 2. external display 6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz
-- 3. external display 6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz

Storage

512 - 2,048 GB Size 1,024 - 8,192 GB
SSD Type SSD
PCIe Interface PCIe
No Upgradeable? No
-- 2. drive --
-- Card reader SDXC

Battery

Lithium-Polymer Type Lithium-Polymer
52.60 Wh Capacity 100.00 Wh
18.00 h Battery life 21.00 h
USB-C @ 30 W (Optional 67W Fast-charge), MagSafe 3 Charging MagSafe 3 @ 140 W

Network

802.11ax (WLAN 6) Wireless LAN 802.11ax (WLAN 6)
-- LAN --
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
-- Cellular --

Camera

2.0 MP, 1080p Front camera 2.1 MP, 1080p
-- Back camera 1 --
-- Back camera 2 --
-- Back camera 3 --

Ports

-- HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0
-- DVI --
-- DistplayPort --
2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2) Thunderbolt 3x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort, USB 4.0)
-- USB --
2x (Thunderbolt / USB 4.0) USB-C 3x (Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4.0)
-- Lightning --
MagSafe 3 Other --

Dimensions / Housing

11 mm Height 17 mm
304 mm Width 356 mm
215 mm Depth 248 mm
1,240 g Weight 2,200 g
Aluminum Housing Material Aluminum
-- Glas Type --
-- IP Protection Class --

Additional data

A2681 Part-no A2485
Mac14,2 Ident-No: MacBookPro18,2
4074 EMC-No: 3651
TouchID Security features TouchID
Link to manufacturer data sheet Link to manufacturer

Benchmark results

Geekbench 6 - Single Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




Geekbench 6 - Multi Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




Geekbench 5 - Single Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




Geekbench 5 - Multi Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




Cinebench 2024 - Single Core

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in the 3D program Cinema 4D from the manufacturer Maxon. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation. Cinebench 2024 runs on Windows (x86-64 and arm) and macOS. He can also test the new Apple M processors.




Cinebench 2024 - Multi Core

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in the 3D program Cinema 4D from the manufacturer Maxon. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation. Cinebench 2024 runs on Windows (x86-64 and arm) and macOS. He can also test the new Apple M processors.




Cinebench R23 - Single Core

Cinebench R23 is the latest version of Maxon's render benchmark. It is based on the Cinema 4D application, which is used to generate 3D shapes. We use the single-core as well as the multi-core test.




Cinebench R23 - Multi Core

Cinebench R23 is the latest version of Maxon's render benchmark. It is based on the Cinema 4D application, which is used to generate 3D shapes. We use the single-core as well as the multi-core test.




FP32 Performance (Single-precision TFLOPS) - FP32 (TFLOPS)

The theoretical computing power of the graphics card with single precision (32 bit) in TFLOPS. TFLOPS indicates how many trillion FP32 floating point operations the graphics card (GPU) can perform per second. The larger this number, the faster the graphics card is.




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