AMD Radeon Pro 5500M Geekbench Metal score — 9% faster than the Radeon Pro Vega 20 and 55% faster than the Radeon Pro 560X
While we've already seen the AMD Radeon RX 5500M debut with the MSI Alpha 15, AMD introduced the Radeon Pro 5500M alongside the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. The Pro version is an Apple-exclusive at the moment and features the full Navi 14 silicon with 24 compute units (CUs). The Radeon Pro 5500M can be had in both 4 GB and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM options.
Metal benchmarks of the Radeon Pro 5500M are now available on Geekbench and they indicate a nice bump in performance from the Radeon Pro 560X found in the mid-2018 MacBook Pro 15 with scores of 25,628 and 16,577, respectively. However, the Radeon Pro 5500M is only slightly better-performing than the Radeon Pro Vega 20 found in the end-2018 MacBook Pro 15, which scores about 23,515 points.
Geekbench Metal is designed for Apple products using the Metal graphics API so we cannot factor in the 'gimped' Radeon RX 5500M for PCs in these tests. There is still a possibility that AMD could introduce an XT version of the RX 5500/5500M enabling all 24 CUs with slightly higher clocks for PC users, but don't quote us on that.
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