Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) has 12 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the Apple M series series. The processor was released in Q1/2023.
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU). Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU).

Name: Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
Family: Apple M series
CPU group: Apple M2
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 2
Predecessor: Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 12 / 12
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 8x Avalanche
B-Core: 4x Blizzard
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 3.50 GHz
B-Core Frequency: 2.80 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Apple M2 Pro (19 Core)
GPU frequency: 1.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Execution units: 304
Shader: 2432
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 2
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Release date: Q1/2023

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: LPDDR5-6400
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: 204.8 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 45 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: N/A
L2-Cache: 36.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
Architecture: M2
Operating systems: macOS, iPadOS
Virtualization: Apple Virtualization Framework
Instruction set (ISA): ARMv8-A64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
Release date: Q1/2023
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-12490F Intel Core i5-12490F
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1729
Intel Core i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1716
Intel Core i3-13100F Intel Core i3-13100F
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1716
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
15011
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
15003
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
14998
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
14855
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
14855
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
14855
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
14736
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1878
Intel Core i9-11900KB Intel Core i9-11900KB
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1878
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1878
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
15712
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 2.30 GHz
15711
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
15679
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
15506
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
15506
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
15506
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 2.30 GHz
15474
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (32 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
10600
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Playstation 5) @ 2.23 GHz
10300
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
Apple M1 Max (24 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
7830
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
Apple M2 Pro (19 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
6745
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M2 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
5680
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
AMD Radeon 780M Graphics @ 3.00 GHz
5400
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
5300
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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