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AMD Radeon Pro 450

The AMD Radeon Pro 450 is mobile graphics card for laptops that can be found in the entry-level model of the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 Late 2016. It is based on the small Polaris 11 chip which is manufactured in 14 nm FinFET at Globalfoundries. Compared to the similar Radeon RX 460 (see for benchmarks), the Pro 450 features only 640 shaders (compared to the 896) and achieves a peak performance of 1 TFLOPS (versus the 2.2 of the RX 460). The Pro 455 is 30% faster with 1.3 TFLOPS and the Pro 460 86% faster (peak performance).

The graphics performance in our first tests (e.g. 3DMark 11) is slightly above a GeForce GTX 950M. A major drawback is the small VRAM size of only 2 GB GDDR5.

The features of the Radeon Pro 450 are identical to the faster RX 460 and all other Polaris chips. See more details on the Polaris architecture here. According to AMD the Pro 450 supports DisplayPort 1.2 (altough the Polaris chips support 1.4 read) and HDMI 2.0 via USB-C adapter.

The power envelope of the faster Radeon Pro 460 is rated at 35 Watt according to the AMD blog post. Due to the slower specs, the Radeon Pro 455 should use slightly less.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon RX 400M Series
Radeon RX 490M
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) 1024
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) 896 @ 1180 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon Pro 460 1024 @ 900 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 455 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 450 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11
ArchitecturePolaris
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed *800 MHz
Memory Speed *5080 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12
Power Consumption75 Watt
Transistors3000 Million
technology14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement27.10.2016
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080
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100%
min: 44.5     avg: 44.5 (12%)     median: 44.5 (12%)     max: 44.5 Watt
Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 3252     avg: 3252 (8%)     median: 3252 (8%)     max: 3252 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 21533     avg: 21533 (13%)     median: 21533 (13%)     max: 21533 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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100%
min: 200518     avg: 200518 (44%)     median: 200518 (44%)     max: 200518 Points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
low 1280x720
58.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
36  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Farming Simulator 17
high 1920x1080
63.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Battlefield 1
low 1280x720
101  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
24.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
low 1280x720
51.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17.4 18.3 ~ 18 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 2xAF 1920x1080
21.9
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
153  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
57  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
53.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
The Division
low 1280x720
77  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
15.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF 1920x1080
28.3
Far Cry Primal
med. 1920x1080
29  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
26  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
63.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
24.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
5.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
low 1024x768
66.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20.7 20.9 ~ 21 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Rainbow Six Siege
high 1920x1080
39.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
34.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.