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Apple’s MacBook Pro and Mac mini now feature new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled new versions of its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well as Mac Mini. The company’s official announcement, in fact, focuses on the two new chips that can now come with its Macs, given that neither the MacBook Pro or Mac mini received any other major changes. The two new chips on offer are M2 Pro and M2 Max, which are more powerful variants of the M2 chip that the company launched in June 2022. Until now, you could only have the 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip, while the 14-inch and the 16-inch Pro could come with the more powerful, but older M1 Pro and M2 Max chips. The new M2 Pro tops up at 12 CPU cores and 19 GPU cores, with a maximum of 32GB of unified memory. The M2 Max pushes that even further, with a maximum of 38 GPU cores, and up to 96GB of unified memory. The chips have a faster, 16-core Neural Engine to take care of AI-related tasks. images-1.fill_.size_2000x1124.v1673964906 Apple says that the M2 Max is the “world’s most powerful and efficient chip for a pro laptop.” Here are some stats for you: It has 67 billion transistors, 400GB/s of unified memory bandwidth. The M2 Pro has 40 billion transistors, and 200GB/s of unified memory bandwidth. Botttom line: These new chips are fast. Apple says that the M2 Pro processes images in Photoshop 40 percent faster than the M1 Pro chip; it also compiles code 25 percent faster than its predecessor. Developing…

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