AMD Radeon Pro 450 vs AMD Radeon Pro 460

AMD Radeon Pro 450

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

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 (although the Polaris chips should support 1.4) 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 450 should use slightly less.

AMD Radeon Pro 460

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The AMD Radeon Pro 460 is mobile graphics card for laptops that can be ordered as an option for the Apple MacBook Pro 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 460 offers all 1024 shaders of the Polaris 11 chip but most likely at a reduced clock speed. AMD states a peak performance of 1.86 TFLOPS, compared to the 2.2 of the RX 460 (desktop). Apple presented the Pro 460 as 130 % faster than the previous Radeon R9 M370X in the 2015 MacBook Pro 15 regarding graphics performance.

The performance should be therefore a bit slower than the Radeon RX 460, which is similar to the GTX 965M. It is the only card in the MacBook Pro 15 line-up that features more than 2 GB VRAM (Radeon Pro 450 and 455). Furthermore, Apple and AMD don't provide driver updates for Windows using Bootcamp. The only option is to use modified drivers from BootcampDrivers.com.

The features of the Radeon Pro 460 are identical to the faster RX 460 and all other Polaris chips. See more details on the Polaris architecture here. Therefore, the Pro 460 should support DisplayPort 1.2 (although Polaris supports up to 1.4 ready) and HDMI 2.0 (via USB-C adapter) as well as H.265 video de- and encoding (support in macOS questionable).

The power consumption of the Pro 460 is rated at a TDP of 35 Watt (according to the AMD blog post).

AMD Radeon Pro 450AMD Radeon Pro 460
ManufacturerAMDAMD
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 1024 @ 900 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 455 (compare) 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 450 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
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 1024 @ 900 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 455 (compare) 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 450 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11Polaris 11 / Baffin XT
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
640 - 1024 -
Core800 MHz900 MHz
Memory5080 MHz5000 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB4096 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
Transistors3000 Million3000 Million
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Size
Introduced27.10.2016 08.08.2016
Manufacturerhttp://creators.radeon.com/radeon-pro/http://creators.radeon.com/radeon-pro/

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
1074 Points (7%)
1374 Points (9%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
952 Points (6%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
200518 Points (38%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
14305 Points (21%)
16824 Points (25%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
21533 Points (11%)
27064 Points (14%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
3027 Points (10%)
4104 Points (14%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
3252 Points (8%)
4584 Points (11%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
4914 points (13%)
6963 points (18%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
4502 points (9%)
6749 points (13%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 460
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 460
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 460
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
18.3 fps (11%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 460
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 460
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 460
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 460
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon Pro 460
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
92.9 fps (15%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
394 Samples/s (7%)
620 Samples/s (12%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
774 Samples/s (7%)
1192 Samples/s (11%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
2589 Points (9%)
3841 Points (14%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
44.5 Watt (10%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon Pro 450 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon Pro 460 → 128%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
38.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
12  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
95  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
41  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
33  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
63.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
47.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
19.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
68.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
26.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
16.4  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
48.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
21.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
18.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
82.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
29.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
27.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
19.4  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 460:
157.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
47.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
21.7  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
47.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
17.6  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
29.5  fps
208%
Radeon Pro 460:
61.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
22.9  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
58.7  fps
146%
Radeon Pro 460:
85.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
36  fps
129%
Radeon Pro 460:
46.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
40.6  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 460:
115.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
35.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
32  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 460:
235.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
63.4  fps
146%
Radeon Pro 460:
92.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.7  fps
140%
Radeon Pro 460:
34.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
101  fps
131%
Radeon Pro 460:
132.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
169%
Radeon Pro 460:
40.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
21.7  fps
163%
Radeon Pro 460:
35.4  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
61  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
25.8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
28.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 460:
316.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
151.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
146.4  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
51.2  fps
130%
Radeon Pro 460:
66.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
17.4 18.3 ~ 18 fps
139%
Radeon Pro 460:
25  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
7.5  fps
163%
Radeon Pro 460:
12.2  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 460:
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Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
153  fps
132%
Radeon Pro 460:
201.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
57  fps
187%
Radeon Pro 460:
106.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
39.5  fps
124%
Radeon Pro 460:
48.8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 460:
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Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
53.4  fps
122%
Radeon Pro 460:
65  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
20.4  fps
149%
Radeon Pro 460:
30.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
29.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
77  fps
134%
Radeon Pro 460:
102.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
21.6  fps
134%
Radeon Pro 460:
28.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
15.8  fps
141%
Radeon Pro 460:
22.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 460:
74  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
29  fps
121%
Radeon Pro 460:
35  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
26  fps
123%
Radeon Pro 460:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
17  fps
124%
Radeon Pro 460:
21  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 460:
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
63.7  fps
139%
Radeon Pro 460:
88.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
132%
Radeon Pro 460:
31.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
15.5  fps
140%
Radeon Pro 460:
21.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
5.6  fps
177%
Radeon Pro 460:
9.9  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
66.6  fps
114%
Radeon Pro 460:
76  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
20.7 20.9 ~ 21 fps
123%
Radeon Pro 460:
25.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
20.8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
Radeon Pro 460:
»
low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 460:
150.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
39.6  fps
139%
Radeon Pro 460:
55.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
34.1  fps
132%
Radeon Pro 460:
45  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 460:
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
70  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.1  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
87  fps
139%
Radeon Pro 460:
120.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
18.3  fps
142%
Radeon Pro 460:
25.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
8.8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
Radeon Pro 460:
»
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
44.6  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
67.2  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
40.9  fps
204%
Radeon Pro 460:
83.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
20.3  fps
142%
Radeon Pro 460:
28.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
17.4  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 460:
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Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 460:
164.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
69.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 460:
63  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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