Alongside the plethora of announcements made during Apple’s recent WWDC keynote, AMD has also announced its new lineup of Radeon Pro graphics cards. These graphics cards will, of course, be fitted onto several Apple products. In total, the Radeon Pro 500 family consists of five different graphics cards.
These are the Radeon Pro 555, 560, 570, 575, and 580 graphics cards. When it comes to specifications, AMD’s Radeon Pro graphics cards will feature up to 5.5 TFLOPS of compute performance. In addition, these graphics cards will also come with a compute unit count of up to 36, which translates to about 2304 stream processors.
According to AMD, Radeon Pro 500 series of graphics cards will “deliver the optimal combination of high performance and cool + quiet operation.” It’s also worth mentioning that these graphics cards are not based on the Vega architecture; they’re actually based off of AMD’s Polaris GPUs.
That aside, Radeon Pro 500 graphics cards will be equipped onto Apple products such as the updated 15-inch MacBook Pro and with the new iMacs as well. We do, however, expect the performance difference between the new Radeon Pro lineup to be significantly higher compared to the previous Radeon Pro lineup – pretty obvious when comparing their specifications.