16-inch MacBook Pro now has Radeon Pro 5600M option, while Mac Pro gets SSD kit user upgrades
Customers will now be able to spec their 16-inch MacBook Pro with AMD's more powerful Radeon Pro 5600M GPU which comes with 8GB of HBM2 memory.
This is a new GPU that's just been announced by AMD that feature 40 compute units, 2540 stream processors, and fast memory that delivers a bandwidth of 394GB/s. Total compute throughput is a claimed 5.3 TLOPS.
Naturally, this performance isn't cheap. It's a S$1,050 premium over the step-up 16-inch MacBook Pro configuration that comes with a Core i9 processor and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics.
Apple also announced new SSD kits that Mac Pro users can purchase to upgrade their Mac Pros.
The kits come in four sizes: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB. And they were designed so that users can easily install them on their own.
Prices for the kit are as follows:
- 1TB – S$900
- 2TB – S$1,500
- 4TB – S$2,400
- 8TB – S$4,200
The Radeon Pro 5600M GPU upgrade and SSD kits for Mac Pro are all available now.