MacBook Pro benchmarks show performance of AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20

Posted on Friday, Nov 23 2018 @ 18:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops come with AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 an Vega 20 GPUs. Now that they're becoming available, benchmark scores popped up online that reveal the performance level of the Vega 20 mobile chip. MacRumors made a list of some of the scores they found on Geekbench, and compared it with scores of comparable systems with the Radeon Pro 560X, which is the graphics solution that was used by Apple's previous-gen MacBook Pro.
The machine, which includes a 2.6GHz Core i7 Intel processor, a Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics card, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD, earned an OpenCL score of 72799. Additional benchmarks found on Geekbench with a similar machine using an upgraded Core i9 processor demonstrated OpenCL scores of 75817, 76017, and 80002.

In a separate benchmark uploaded to Geekbench, the new high-end MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor also earned a Metal score of 73953.

Comparatively, machines with similar specs and Radeon Pro 560X graphics cards on Geekbench earned maximum OpenCL scores of right around 65000 and Metal scores of approximately 57000, suggesting much higher graphics performance with the new Radeon Pro Vega 20 card.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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