Apple Mac with M2 Max Chip Spotted on Geekbench with 96GB RAM, Expected to be Announced Soon

The Apple M2 Max Chip could feature a 12-core CPU.


Apple, back in June, introduced the Apple M2-powered Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. Apple’s in-house M2 chip is the successor of the M1 chip which the company introduced in 2020. The Apple M2 chip powers entry-level MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. The Cupertino tech giant is yet to introduce the successors of the M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs which were introduced last year.

Now, we have spotted an unreleased Apple Mac model on the Geekbench benchmark database. Based on the configuration, it appears that the upcoming Mac model will be powered by an Apple M2 Max chip. Let us take a closer look at the benchmark scores and the specifications revealed in the benchmark listing.

The Mac model that made an appearance on the Geekbench 5 benchmark database managed to score 1889 points in the single-core round of the test. Whereas, in the multi-core round the score was recorded as 14586 points. The Geekbench listing reveals the model number of the device as Mac 14.6, based on which it appears that it could be the successor of the MacBook Pro (M1 Max) which was launched in October 2021.

The Geekbench listing reveals the presence of a 12-core processor with a 3.54GHz frequency. Also, as per the listing, the processor will be equipped with a 128KB L1 instruction cache, 64KB L1 data cache, and 4MB L2 cache. To those unaware, last year’s Apple M1 Max chip offered a 10-core CPU.

The Apple Mac model spotted on the Geekbench database has 96GB of RAM. This suggests that Apple could offer upcoming MacBook Pro models in up to 96GB memory variants, which is 50% more than existing MacBook Pro models. To those unaware, the brand offers the current-gen MacBook Pro (powered by M1 Max) with up to 64GB memory option.

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