The new Macbook Pro 16 just received an update on the graphics card side. Now, it can be customized with the latest AMD 5600M GPU, and according to this test, it outperforms the iMac Pro.
It hasn't been long since Apple introduced the new 16" Macbook Pro. It has been available either with the 4 GB or 8 GB AMD Radeon Pro graphics card. However, AMD released a new Apple-specific graphics card, the Radeon PRO 5600M, and the first tests reveal a noticeable increase in the performance.
Unlike the 5500M memory module, the new 5600M comes with the HBM2 memory instead of the GDDR6. The HBM2 (a.k.a. High-Bandwith Memory 2) has been an alternative to GDDR memory technology, and despite its high manufacturing cost, it provides better performance in some instances.
In this video, Max Yuryev of Max Tech tests out the new 16” Macbook Pro with the Radeon Pro 5600M and compares his results with the previous best graphics options available both on the Macbook Pro and the 5K iMac Pro. His initial test results show a better performance compared to the previous Macbook Pro models and the iMac models with top specs.
This new graphics card option is only available on the 16” Macbook Pro.