Apple M2 Max and M2 Pro chips have become the latest chart champions in PassMark’s laptop CPU single-thread benchmark

Earlier this month, Apple unveiled two next-generation SoCs, the M2 Pro, and M2 Max. It continues the original architecture design of M2, manufactured using the second-generation 5nm process (N5P), and is used on the new 14-inch/16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini.

According to Notebook Check, according to PassMark data, Apple M2 Max currently ranks first in PassMark mobile CPU single-thread performance, with a score of 4309 points, followed by M2 Pro in second and third place, with scores of 4223 points (10 cores version) and 4174 points (12 cores version) respectively. In fact, in the top ten, Apple’s M2 and M1 series occupy 6 places, and the remaining 4 are Intel’s mobile processors, 3 of which are occupied by Alder Lake-HX.

Apple’s dominance may not last long, Intel is about to bring Raptor Lake-HX mobile processors. This is based on the desktop platform Raptor Lake-S, changed to BGA package, with a maximum of 24 cores (8P-Core+16E-Core) and 32 threads, a turbo frequency of up to 5.6 GHz, and supports DDR5-5600 / DDR4- 3200 memory. It is believed that Core i9-13900HX, Core i9-13950HX, and Core i9-13980HX can all hit the position of Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max, and even the Core i7 model may stand out from the competition with the M2 chip.

Intel Raptor Lake-HX mobile processors generally appear in bulky high-performance laptops or mobile workstations, providing enough space for a large enough cooling module. In contrast, Apple’s 14-inch/16-inch MacBook Pro is lighter and lighter. Considering this and the difference in power consumption, the efficiency of M2 Pro and M2 Max is still very high, and the performance should not be underestimated.