A week ago, Apple made available new customization options for the MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro Vega GPUs. And it wasn’t long before the first benchmarks pop up around. The results? Better than those obtained by MacBooks Pro equipped with the Radeon Pro 560X, of course – but they are not surprising.
In the forum MacRumors, a user shared results obtained on his MacBook Pro equipped with the Intel Core i7 processor (2.6GHz), 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD and graphics Radeon Pro Vega 20, which reached a score of 72,799 in the OpenCL test. In the Geekbench database, we see even greater results: 80,002(!).
The Metal performance (framework developed by Apple) of the new GPUs also rose exponentially in the new MacBooks Pro equipped with Pro Vega graphics. In the test released by the reader of MacRumos, the score was 73,643, while the one published in the Geekbench was 73,953.
In comparison, machines with similar configurations and equipped with Radeon Pro 560X cards obtained about 65,000 in OpenCL tests and 57,000 in Metal performance – the results of Radeon Pro Vega 16 have not been released yet.
In other words, we are talking about a performance of about 23% (OpenCL) and 29% (Metal) better with the GPU Radeon Pro Vega 20. Not bad!