Apple is apparently currently testing its upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the as yet unreleased M2 Max processor. So far, Apple has released the new MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 processor, which is quite outdated in terms of design. The M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets are the logical next steps in Apple notebooks. A later coming M2 Ultra is likely to power the next Mac Studio.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 M2 Max on Geekbench
Two new tests on the benchmark service Geekbench now show a MacBook Pro with an M2 Max processor and, interestingly, 96 GB of RAM. So far, Apple has set the limit at a maximum of 64 GB of RAM, what seems to be over. The M2 Max processor has 12 cores running at a maximum of 3.54 GHz. That’s two cores and 320MHz more than the M1 Pro in current-gen MacBook Pro laptops. The listed L1 and L2 cache sizes are the same.
Apple MacBook Air 13 M2 / Apple MacBook Pro 14 M1 Max
Apple actually wanted to introduce the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 processors in fall. Thanks to the ongoing global chip crisis, current rumors now point to a release date between March and April 2023.