AMD Radeon Pro 455

The AMD Radeon Pro 455 is mobile graphics card for laptops that can be found in the high-end 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 Radeon RX 460 (see for benchmarks), the Pro 455 features only 768 instead of 896 shaders and definately lower clock speeds. The peak performance is rated at 1.3 TFLOPS and therefore 30% faster than the Pro 450, but clearly slower than the 1.86 TFLOPS of the Pro 460 and 2.2 TFLOPS of the RX460. The performance of the card could be similar to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M as the RX 460 is similar to the GTX 965M. A major drawback is the small VRAM size of only 2 GB GDDR5. The optional Radeon Pro 460 offers 4 GB of VRAM, 1024 shaders and 1.86 TFLOPS and should be similar to the RX 460.

Apple and AMD don't provide driver updates for Windows using Bootcamp. The only option is to use modified drivers from

The features of the Radeon Pro 455 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 455 support DisplayPort 1.2 (altough 1.4 is supported by Polaris) 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.

Radeon RX 400M Series
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M (compare)
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) (compare) 896 @ 1180 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon Pro 460 (compare) 1024 @ 900 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 455 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 450 (compare) 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed855 MHz
Memory Speed5000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12
Transistor Count3000 Million
technology14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement27.10.2016
Link to Manufacturer Page


3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
146  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
59.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
34.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
high 1920x1080
33.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.