Apple Ramp Up MacBook Pro With GPU Boost – 75% Faster
Apple has boost its MacBook Pro 16 laptop with a powerful new graphics and memory component, catering to professional creative users who demand robust processing speeds.
The upgrade has reportedly made the laptop around 75% faster than the existing model, and around 3.5 times than the last 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The news comes just a week before Apple is due to conduct its first virtual only-online WWDC event (Worldwide Developers Conference) on June 22.
Commentators expect Apple to reveal more information about the laptop upgrade at WWDC, with the event tipped to be very focused on Macs.
The new component is a 7nm AMD Radeon Pro 5600M with 8GB of HBM2 memory – replacing the former top-end graphics option for the line, the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6.
The upgrade positions the laptop as among the most powerful MacBooks you can now buy, with the former 5500M card being moved to a mid-range position.
The component harnesses a HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory) which notably lifts the among of bandwidth the video RAM in the graphics card can utilise.
AMD asserts the result is transfer speeds are more than double what the 5500M could offer.
Users will cough up a hefty price increase for the new laptop, which is deemed justifiable given its significant performance lift.