AMD Launches Radeon Pro 5600M Exclusively for Apple MacBook Pro 16

AMD has launched its Radeon Pro 5000 series GPUs, with the Pro 5600M to feature exclusively in Apple’s new MacBook Pro 16. Unlike the desktop-grade Radeon RX 5600XT, the Radeon Pro 5600M is based on the Navi 12 die and comes with 40 Compute Units or 2560 shaders. The GPU is paired with 8GB of HBM2 memory across a wide 2048-bit bus, resulting in a massive 394 GB/s of bandwidth. The 5600M has a rated FP32 compute performance of 5.3 TFLOPs. Interestingly, the 5600M has a TGP of just 50W.

The Apple MacBook Pro 16″ comes with three Radeon Pro GPU options, namely the 5300M, the 5500M and the 5600M. The latter comes with 8GB HBM2 while the lower-end models come in GDDR6 as well as HBM2 variants.

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On the CPU side, the MacBook Pro uses Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake-H based Core i7 and Core i9 processors, so expect plenty of throttling and a hot chip with ample single-threaded performance. Although the Core i9 supports a boost of up to 5GHz, you’ll mostly be limited to sub-4GHz frequencies with short bursts above 4.5GHz. Keep in mind that unlike desktops, the PL2 and Tau values aren’t overridden in notebooks.

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