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Mac Pro gets new GPU option, AMD Radeon Pro W5500X

Weeks after adding a new GPU to the customization options of the 16-inch MacBook Pro (which just got updated drivers for Boot Camp yesterday, by the way), now it’s time for the Mac Pro to win one.

Starting today, buyers of Apple's professional tower can upgrade the standard GPU (an AMD Radeon Pro 580X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory) for a AMD Radeon Pro W5500X with 8GB of GDDR6 memory.

The AMD Radeon Pro W5500X with 8GB GDDR6 memory is based on AMD's RDNA architecture and features up to 5.6 teraflops of simple precision or 11.2 teraflops half accurate. compatible with up to four 4K monitors, a 5K monitor or a Pro Display XDR. The half-height MPX module can occupy any of the MPX bays, freeing up an additional PCIe slot for additional expansion. It is also possible to install two MPX Modules with Radeon Pro W5500X on the Mac Pro, one in each MPX bay.

This option becomes the cheapest GPU upgrade for the Mac Pro. Before, after the default, the first option was the AMD Radeon Pro W5700X with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, which adds $ 600 or $ 6,000 to the price of the Mac Pro.

The new Radeon Pro W5500X adds US $ 200 in the United States or R $ 2,000 in Brazil, and should already offer some noticeable gains for those who need graphics power.

via 9to5Mac