powerful HBM2 graphics card for Apple MacBook Pro

powerful HBM2 graphics card for Apple MacBook Pro


AMD has announced the release of mobile graphics accelerators Radeon Pro 5600M for laptops Apple MacBook Pro. Built by the RNDA architecture, Radeon Pro 5600M graphics cards are AMD’s first mobile graphics solutions using high-performance video memory standard HBM2, instead of traditional GDDR6, which is used in other graphics cards of the 5000 series.

In its press release, AMD indicates that the Radeon Pro 5600M is based on the 7nm Navi 12 GPU with 40 Compute Unit (CU), meaning it has 2560 stream processors. The peak frequency of the GPU is 1035 MHz. At the same time, its declared performance can reach 5.3 TFlops.

The company’s most important emphasis is not on the chip itself, but on which memory subsystem it uses. The Radeon Pro 5600M is the first Navi chip to use HBM2 memory. The chips are distributed on the same substrate with the GPU itself and their total capacity is 8 GB.

The bandwidth of the 2048-bit memory subsystem can reach 394 GB / s. It turns out that a memory with a bandwidth of 1.54 Gbit / s per contact is used.

The claimed total energy consumption of the graphics card (TGP) Radeon Pro 5600M is 50 watts. We managed to achieve so low a value by reducing the maximum clock frequency of the GPU. In standard desktop versions for demanding tasks, it can rise above 1500 MHz depending on the models.

Now, customers of Apple MacBook Pro 16 series laptops, in addition to the options with Radeon Pro 5500M and Radeon Pro 5300M graphics cards, also have a more productive option in the form of Radeon Pro 5600M. You can choose the appropriate configuration on the official Apple website starting today. Equipping a laptop with this video card will cost an additional $ 600-800, depending on which video card is used in the model by default.

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