The 16-inch MacBook Pro gets a more muscular GPU

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A brand new GPU option is added to the 16-inch MacBook Pro in the form of AMD's newly debuted Radeon Pro 5600M chip. The notebook with the new graphics unit is at the forefront of the series – with the fresh GPU, Apple promises no less than 75 percent performance improvement over the 16-inch MacBook Pro with a 4-gigabyte 5500M GPU.

The AMD Radeon Pro 5600M, made with 7-nanometer manufacturing technology, has a total of 40 CU, which translates to 2540 stream processors – this evokes chips for desktops. however, the clock was somewhat restrained by the company, with a peak value of 1035 megahertz. The device thus delivers maximum performance of 5.3 TFLOPs for FP32 floating-point operations – a significant improvement over the most powerful GPU ever available on similar MacBook Pro models, the 5500M's 4.6 TFLOPs. The chip uses 2048-bit HBM2 memory (up to 8 gigabytes) coupled with a respectable 394 GB / s bandwidth. In addition, the GPU produces the 50-watt TGP, which is the same as the much weaker 5500M.

products, so it is unlikely to show up in notebooks from other manufacturers. The 5600M-equipped variant starts at a net price of $ 3,200, which is about $ 600 for the top model to date. Apple recommends the new configuration for gaming, application development, and video editing, among other things.

It can be expanded with 4 or even 8 terabytes. The company has not yet announced a price or release date for the latter.


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