The MacBook Pro lineup has just been refreshed with some hardware upgrades, the most important one is the new AMD Radeon Pro 500 Series. Specifically, we have 2 different dedicated GPUs on the new MacBook, which are Radeon Pro 555 and 560. We had a comparison between the Radeon Pro 555 / 560 and the older 450 / 455 / 460, you should check out that post to see if you really need to make the switch.
The 2 MacBook configurations with the 2 GPUs have a price difference of about $200. Is this really worth the extra cost? Let’s check out all the differences between Radeon Pro 555 and 560.
|Radeon Pro 555||Radeon Pro 560|
|Clock speed||850 MHz||925 MHz|
|Texture mapping units||48||64|
|Render output processors||16||16|
|Pixel rate||13.6 GPixel/s||14.8 GPixel/s|
|Texture rate||40.8 GTexel/s||59.2 GTexel/s|
|Floating-point performance||1,305.6 GFLOPS||1,894.4 GFLOPS|
|Memory clock speed||1,275 MHz||1,275 MHz|
|Effective memory clock speed||5,100 MHz||5,100 MHz|
|Memory bus||128 bit||128 bit|
|Memory||2,048 MB||4,096 MB|
|Memory bandwidth||81.6 GB/s||81.6 GB/s|
|TDP (Thermal design power)||100W||75W|