Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Benchmark, Test and specs

Last updated:
The Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) has 10 cores with 10 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the Apple M series series. The processor was released in Q1/2023. The Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) scores 1,874 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 12,224 points.
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-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 (10-CPU 16-GPU).

Name: Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Family: Apple M series (25)
CPU group: Apple M2 (8)
Architecture: M2
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 2
Predecessor: Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
Successor: Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) has 10 CPU cores and can calculate 10 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) is 0.66 GHz (3.50 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 10 / 10
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 6x Avalanche
B-Core: 4x Blizzard
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 0.66 GHz (3.50 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 0.60 GHz (2.42 GHz)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AI hardware: Apple Neural Engine
AI specifications: 16 Neural cores @ 15.8 TOPS

Internal Graphics

The Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) uses the Apple M2 Pro (16 Core), which has 2048 texture shaders and 256 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Apple M2 Pro (16 Core)
GPU frequency: 0.45 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.40 GHz
Compute units: 256
Shader: 2048
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2023
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 2
Direct X: --
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Frame Generation: No

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 processor can use up to 32 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 102.4 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5-6400
102.4 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 4.0
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 30 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 30 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) is made in 5 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 28.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: --
L2-Cache: 28.00 MB
L3-Cache: --
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: macOS, iPadOS
Virtualization: Apple Virtualization Framework
Instruction set (ISA): Armv8.5-A (64 bit)
ISA extensions: Rosetta 2 x86-Emulation
Release date: Q1/2023
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Rate this processor

Here you can rate this processor to help other visitors make their purchase decision. The average rating of this processor is 4.9 stars (32 ratings). Rate now:

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-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 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-14600K Intel Core i5-14600K
14C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
124
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
124
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
124
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
122
Intel Core i9-13950HX Intel Core i9-13950HX
24C 32T @ 5.50 GHz
122
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
122
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
122

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
796
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
796
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
783
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
782
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
782
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
8C 16T @ 4.75 GHz
776
AMD Ryzen 5 7500F AMD Ryzen 5 7500F
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
771

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 i5-1345U Intel Core i5-1345U
10C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
1720
Intel Core i5-1340P Intel Core i5-1340P
12C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1710
Intel Core i5-1335U Intel Core i5-1335U
10C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1705
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
1695
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1695

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 i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12205
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
12180
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
12179
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
12125
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11530
Intel Xeon W-2150B Intel Xeon W-2150B
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
11463
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
11420

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 i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1878
Intel Core i5-14500 Intel Core i5-14500
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1877
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1874

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.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
12458
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
12454
Intel Xeon Silver 4216 Intel Xeon Silver 4216
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHz
12286
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
12224
Intel Core i7-13800H Intel Core i7-13800H
14C 20T @ 4.50 GHz
12203
AMD EPYC 7351P AMD EPYC 7351P
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
12186
Intel Core i7-12700HL Intel Core i7-12700HL
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
12103

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-14650HX Intel Core i7-14650HX
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
2705
Intel Core i7-13850HX Intel Core i7-13850HX
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
2699
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 5.20 GHzNot verified
2691
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
2689
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
2689
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
2689
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
2689

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 7 7840H AMD Ryzen 7 7840H
8C 16T @ 4.25 GHz
12135
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
8C 16T @ 4.25 GHz
12135
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840HS
8C 16T @ 4.25 GHz
12135
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
12084
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
11991
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
11991
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7645 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7645
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
11967

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 (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 M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
Apple M3 Pro (18 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
6390
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M2 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
5680
Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
Apple M1 Pro (16 Core) @ 1.30 GHz
5300
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
Apple M3 Pro (14 Core) @ 1.40 GHz
4970
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
Intel Iris Xe 8 Core Graphics 128 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 2.35 GHz
4658

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
21625
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
21620
AMD EPYC 7551 AMD EPYC 7551
32C 64T @ 2.55 GHz
21604
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.50 GHz
21532
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U AMD Ryzen 7 7735U
8C 16T @ 2.70 GHz
21490
Intel Xeon Gold 5218T Intel Xeon Gold 5218T
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHz
21452
Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
21430

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Apple M2 Apple M2
8,558 CB R23 MC @ 20 W
428
Apple M2 (8-GPU) Apple M2 (8-GPU)
8,558 CB R23 MC @ 20 W
428
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
24,028 CB R23 MC @ 57 W
422
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
12,125 CB R23 MC @ 30 W
404
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
13,766 CB R23 MC @ 35 W
393
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
14,855 CB R23 MC @ 40 W
371
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
14,855 CB R23 MC @ 40 W
371

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
15.8
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
15.8
Apple M2 Apple M2
8C 8T @ 0.66 GHz
15.8
Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
10C 10T @ 0.66 GHz
15.8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
15
Samsung Exynos 990 Samsung Exynos 990
8C 8T @ 2.73 GHz
15
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
15

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Apple M2 Pro is available in several configurations that differ in the number of CPU and GPU cores. This is about the Apple M2 Pro with 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores.

The core structure of this variant consists of 6 large P-cores, which Apple codenames “Avalanche”. These clock at a very low 0.66 GHz, but can dynamically increase the clock frequency up to 3.5 GHz.

These are combined with 4 smaller E-cores (codename “Blizzard”). The E cores clock at 0.6 GHz or 2.42 GHz in turbo mode. In total, this variant of the Apple M2 Pro has 10 CPU cores. Since Apple does not use a counterpart to Intels hyperthreading technology, 10 threads are available.

In addition to the CPU cores, this processor also has an NPU called the Apple Neural Engine. This is responsible for AI calculations and can extremely accelerate many applications. The 16 Neural Cores in the Apple M2 Pro have a theoretical AI computing power of 15.8 TOPS.

There is also an iGPU (integrated graphics) in this APU. This clocks at 0.45 GHz (maximum 1.4 GHz) and, in addition to the 16 GPU cores, has a total of 256 execution units and 2048 texture shaders. The FP32 raw performance of the graphics card is just under 5.7 TFLOPS, which is very high for an iGPU.

The processors memory bandwidth is 102.4 GB/s, and Apple uses a maximum of 32 GB of LPDDR5-6400 memory, which is integrated directly into the APU. The Level 2 cache of the Apple M2 Pro is 28 MB, and the processor is manufactured using a 5 nm manufacturing process at TSMC. Apple relies on a chiplet design to be able to flexibly combine the individual components of the processor.

The instruction set used is ARM v8.5-A, x86 applications are implemented via the Apple Rosetta 2 software layer.



Popular comparisons

1. Apple M3 Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M3 vs Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
2. Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) vs Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
3. Apple M2 Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 vs Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
4. Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) vs Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
5. Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) vs Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
6. Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) vs Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)
7. Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) vs Apple M1 Pro (10-CPU 14-GPU)
8. Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) vs Apple M1
9. Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) vs Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
10. Intel Core i7-12700H Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU) Intel Core i7-12700H vs Apple M2 Pro (10-CPU 16-GPU)


back to index