An early benchmark consequence for the brand new MacBook Air has surfaced, offering a more in-depth take a look at the M2 chip’s efficiency within the pocket book.
In a Geekbench 5 consequence noticed by “Mr. Macintosh” on Twitter, the MacBook Air with the M2 chip and 16GB of unified reminiscence achieved a single-core rating of 1,899 and a multi-core rating of 8,965. These scores are roughly the identical as these achieved by the 13-inch MacBook Professional with the M2 chip, confirming that the notebooks have nearly an identical efficiency in artificial testing, as was the case with the M1 fashions.
Whereas the M2 chip performs equally within the MacBook Air and MacBook Professional in Geekbench testing, the MacBook Professional may nonetheless fare higher in real-world utilization throughout sustained, demanding workloads since, in contrast to the MacBook Air, it has a fan.
The consequence additionally confirms that the M2 MacBook Air outperforms the bottom mannequin Mac Professional tower with an 8‑core Intel Xeon W processor regardless of costing almost $5,000 much less. Whereas that’s not an apples-to-apples comparability, it’s however a testomony to the spectacular efficiency of Apple silicon chips in additional reasonably priced Macs.
It stays to be seen if the bottom mannequin M2 MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD is provided with solely a single NAND storage chip. Final month, it was found that the bottom mannequin M2 MacBook Professional has considerably slower SSD speeds in comparison with the equal M1 mannequin as a consequence of having a single 256GB storage chip as an alternative of two 128GB chips. As a consequence of digital reminiscence swapping, slower SSD speeds can impression total system efficiency at instances.
Apple started accepting pre-orders for the brand new MacBook Air on Friday, July 8, and the primary deliveries to prospects and in-store availability will start on Friday, July 15. Pricing for the brand new MacBook Air begins at $1,199 in america, whereas the previous-generation MacBook Air with the M1 chip stays obtainable for $999.