Apple M1 vs M2 Chip Table Comparison

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Apple Silicon Chip

On June 6 last at the event WWDC22, Apple announced an update for the Mac processor, the M2. After the success of the M1 generation, the M2 has more advantages of Performance, Power, Battery Consumption and support new Ventura OS. But what is the fundamental difference between Apple M1 vs M2 Chips?

Here’s a comparison table that we can explain.

Comparison Table

Chip Size
Typesystem-on-a-chip (SoC)system-on-a-chip (SoC)
4 perform­ance cores
4 efficiency cores
with 4 performance cores
4 efficiency cores
GPU7-core 8-core
Neural Engine16-core16-core
Can process up to11 trillion operations per second15.8 trillion operations per second
Process Technology 5nm5nm
Transistor16 billion20 billion
Memory bandwidth68 GB/s100 GB/s
Unified Memory (RAM)up to 16GBup to 24GB
SSDup to 2TBup to 2TB
Media engineHardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW
Video decode engine
Video encode engine
ProRes encode and decode engine
Type Mac
(Base model)

Macbook Air M1

Macbook Air M2

M2 MacBook Air vs Pro

Two types of MacBooks were introduced at Apple Event 2022 that used the M2 chip is the MacBook Air and the Macbook Pro.

The MacBook Air has been redesigned and it’s a bit different from the previous Air, especially of thickness.

If you look at the picture below, the Air M2 version is thicker and stiffer than the previous Air.

Apple M1 vs M2 Chip Table Comparison

The updated peripherals on the Macbook Air M2 on display:

  • 13.6-inch
  • Liquid Retina display
  • 2560 by 1664 pixels
  • 500 nits

This Macbook Air supports touch ID, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, a four-speaker sound system, up to 18 hours of battery life, and MagSafe charging.

As for the Macbook Pro M2, the display is smaller than the Macbook Air M2:

  • 13.3- inch
  • Retina display
  • 2560 by 1600 pixels
  • 500 nits brightness

This Macbook pro supports Touch Bar & Touch ID, FaceTime HD 720p camera, dual speaker sound system, up to 20 hours battery life and MagSafe charging.

The details of comparison are in the following table:

ITEMAir M2Pro M2
Liquid Retina Display
2560 by 1664 pixels
Retina Display
2560 by 1600 pixels
GPUup to 10-core10-core
Neural Engine16-core16-core
RAMup to 24GBup to 24GB
SSDup to 2TBup to 2TB
Battery life18 hrs20 hrs
Security AuthenticationTouch IDTouch ID
Touch Bar
Camera1080p FaceTime HD720p FaceTime HD
Battery52.6 Wh lithium-polymer58.2 Wh lithium-polymer
Usage up to 18 hoursup to 20 hours
Power Adapter30W USB-C (with 8-core GPU)
35W USB-C Port Compact (with 10-core GPU)
Fast-charge capable with available 67W USB-C Power Adapter
Weight2.7 pounds
1.24 kg
3.0 pounds
1.4 kg
PriceFrom $1199From $1299

New Charging Options

An optional Macbook Air power adapter is available with capacities up to 35W using two USB-C ports, so users can charge two devices at once. And MacBook Air supports fast charging with the optional 67W USB-C power adapter.

Apple M1 vs M2 Chip Table Comparison

I hope you will enjoy this Apple M1 vs M2 article.

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