Although the first Macbook Air M2 They will not be delivered until next Friday, July 15, some privileged "plugged in" of the company, already has it in their hands. Whether it's a journalist or YouTuber from the technology sector, or a worker from Apple's authorized distributors, since they are receiving the first units that will go on sale on Friday of next week.
The fact is that they have already unpacked it and plugged it in, and it hasn't taken a day to test its performance and upload it to the popular computer testing application Geekbench 5. Let's see what score you got.
A savvy Twitter user has spotted a Geekbench score for the new M2-powered MacBook Air. That device, a MacBook Air with the M2 chip and 16GB of unified memory, achieved a single-core score of 1.899 points and a multicore score of 8.965 points.
These scores are practically the same as those achieved by the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip, which confirms that the notebooks perform almost identically in Geekbench performance tests. This is nothing new, since exactly the same thing happened with the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air equipped with the M1 processor.
But there is some difference that the app doesn't detect. While the M2 performs equally well on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in Geekbench's spot tests, keep in mind that under very long workloads, The MacBook Pro has an internal fan. to refresh the processor and the motherboard, against only the heatsink that integrates the MacBook Air.
20% faster than the M1
If we compare the detected score with that of the previous generation MacBook Air with the M1 chip (average single-core score of 1.706 and an average multi-core score of 7420), we see that the MacBook Air M2 offers up to 20% faster multi-core performance compared to the M1 model. Amazing.
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