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Apple announces their new MacBook Pro with an AMD GPU

Apple announces their new MacBook Pro with an AMD GPU

Apple announces their new MacBook Pro with an AMD GPU

Apple announces their new MacBook Pro with an AMD GPU

 
Today Apple has announced their latest series of MacBook Pro computers, which are 14% thinner than their last series, has an OLED touchbar, a wide colour 125% sRGB display and up to an Pro 450 AMD GPU. 
 
This ultra-mobile Macbook will come with ultra-fast NVMe storage which delivers read and write speeds of up to 3.1GBps and 2.1GBps respectively and come with capacities of up to 512GB. Memory wise this series of notebooks can contain up to 16GB of 2133MHz DDR4 memory, with only the 15-inch MacBook coming with an AMD Pro 450 GPU. 

  

Apple announces their new MacBook Pro with an AMD GPU

 

The AMD GPU in this system will be using AMD's Polaris architecture and is built on the 14nm manufacturing process from GlobalFoundries. This will give the new MacBook up to 130% more GPU performance than the last MacBook Pro. 

This system will also come with 4 thunderbolt ports and what looks like a single 3.5mm audio jack, which is a strange design decision given how Apple has abandoned the 3.5mm audio jack on other devices. 

 

  
Apple announces their new MacBook Pro with an AMD GPU  
Apple announces their new MacBook Pro with an AMD GPU

 

Apple has made a lot of interesting design decisions with this new MacBook, moving to AMD for their GPU, adding additional Thunderbolt 3.0 ports and a wide colour range display.  

For the asking price of $1499 and up these MacBooks are certainly not offering fantastic value for money when looking at the hardware inside, but as always the MacBook is more about style than function, coming in as a lightweight, ultra-thin notebook that offers one of the most colour accurate displays that are available today. 

 

You can join the discussion on Apple's new MacBook Pro on the OC3D Forums.

 

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27-10-2016, 15:47:22

Dicehunter
They severely need to update their Mac Pro, It's been over 1000 days without an update.

You can quite literally build something yourself for half the price that is 2-3 times faster now.Quote

27-10-2016, 16:39:30

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
They severely need to update their Mac Pro, It's been over 1000 days without an update.
Rumour had it that they were going to announce a new Pro this month. Fingers crossed they do as some of us have to actually use 'powerful' apple products in work now..




I quite like that Apple have decided to use AMD in their products. Maybe they'll use the CPUs too if they end up being any good.Quote

27-10-2016, 16:46:32

m2geek
Apple have taken a complete leave of their senses...

No USB-A (that *everything* uses, including their iphones).

And no Escape Key???Quote

27-10-2016, 16:47:37

m2geek
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Rumour had it that they were going to announce a new Pro this month. Fingers crossed they do as some of us have to actually use 'powerful' apple products in work now..




I quite like that Apple have decided to use AMD in their products. Maybe they'll use the CPUs too if they end up being any good.
It is easy, and cheap to build a Hackintosh that will blow the ass clean off anything Apple release.Quote

27-10-2016, 16:49:05

AlienALX
I wonder if this means you can use Polaris in a hackintosh? I had nightmares with a 290, heysus.Quote
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