The new Apple 2022 MacBook Pro is slower than the predecessor M1 MacBook

To find out how the laptops got this way, the YouTubers also opened the back of the laptops.

In case you are not aware, Apple claims the M2 chipset is a huge upgrade over the previous generation M1 chipset, however, this does not appear to be the case in reality.

Apple's M2 chipset that debuted earlier this month at the WWDC conference appears to have slower SSD read/write speeds than the M1 chip.

A video posted by YouTube user Max Tech claims the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro powered by the M2 chipset has significantly slower read and write speeds than the previous-generation Apple MacBook Pro with the M1 chip.

The 256GB SSDs were tested with the Blackmagicdesign Disk Speed Test on both laptops.

The test results showed that the SSD write speed of the M2 chip was 1,463MB/s, while the SSD write speed of the M1 chip was 2,215MB/s.

On the M2 chip, the read speed is only 1,446MB/s, whereas the M1 chip is capable of staggering speeds of 2,900MB/s.

A similar video was posted by YouTuber Created Tech on both laptops. The YouTubers then tried to determine why the M2 chipset's SSD reading and writing speeds are slower than its predecessor.

To do this, the researchers opened the laptops' rear panels to compare the SSDs. Inside the two.

Neither of them found the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2022 with the M2 chip had more than one NAND flash storage chip, unlike the previous generation model which featured two NAND flash storage chips.

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