Bloomberg Mark Gurman said that Apple’s upcoming M2 Pro and M2 Max chips have a “very small” (marginal) performance increase compared to the current M1 Pro and M1 Max. That is to say, this year’s new 14-inch / 16-inch MacBook Pro in terms of performance is a very small improvement.
Gurman used the word “marginal” in the Power On newsletter, as opposed to the more familiar “small”, which means “very small in amount or effect” in the Cambridge dictionary. The former in the Cambridge dictionary means “very small in amount or effect” (tiny; small amount), and even the word has the meaning of “edge”. It is clear that Gurman is very dissatisfied with the performance improvement of the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.
This year’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will have the exact same design and features as the current models, including the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips,” Gurman wrote in the newsletter.
Gurman previously reported that the M2 Max chip will have 12 CPU cores, consisting of eight performance cores and four efficiency cores, and 38 graphics cores.