AMD Radeon Pro 450 vs AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)

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 RX 460 (Laptop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 460 Notebook (or also known as mobile RX 460M) is a laptop graphics card based on the smaller Polaris 10 chip in 14 nm FinFET. It is based on the same chip as the desktop RX 460 with 896 shaders with similar clock rates (1180 versus 1200 MHz). AMD presented the card during the desktop RX 460 launch and noted that the mobile version is only slightly slower (0-7% in the presented benchmarks) than the full desktop card.

The RX460M should launch in a HP Omen laptop according to AMD and was also presented in the Asus X550IU.  The desktop version of the RX 460 (XFX) was slightly faster than a refreshed 2016 GeForce GTX 965M. The mobile version should therefore perform similar to an older GTX 965M and slightly below the desktop RX 460 (see for gaming benchmarks). It should be most suited for full HD resolution and high settings (slightly reduced).

The laptop RX 460 should offer all the features of the desktop RX 460 / Polaris 10 like DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, H.265 improved en- and de-coding and architectural improvements (e.g. for Compute Shaders and VR).

The power consumption should be slightly lower than the desktop RX 460 which is rated at a TDP of 75 Watt for the whole card.

 

 

AMD Radeon Pro 450AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 400M Series
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M (compare)
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) 896 @ 1180 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon Pro 460 (compare) 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) 896 @ 1180 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon Pro 460 (compare) 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 - 896 -
Core800 MHz1180 (Boost) MHz
Memory5080 MHz6000 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/

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
1074 Points (7%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
952 Points (6%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
200518 Points (38%)
96383 Points (18%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
71660 Points (10%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
14305 Points (21%)
9968 Points (15%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
21533 Points (11%)
31294 Points (16%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
3027 Points (10%)
min: 3962     avg: 4089     median: 4089 (14%)     max: 4216 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
3252 Points (8%)
min: 5062     avg: 5108     median: 5107.5 (13%)     max: 5153 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
76618 Points (10%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
4914 points (13%)
min: 5439     avg: 5488     median: 5488 (14%)     max: 5537 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
4502 points (9%)
min: 7791     avg: 7793     median: 7792.5 (15%)     max: 7794 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
394 Samples/s (7%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
774 Samples/s (7%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
2589 Points (9%)
4404 Points (16%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
44.5 Watt (10%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
112 Watt (25%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon Pro 450 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) → 114%

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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
39%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
37  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
41  fps
66%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
27  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
33  fps
73%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
24  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
20  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
63.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
95.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
60.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
39.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
22.4  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
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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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Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
57.5  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
49.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
36.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
30.3  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
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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:
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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
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
Radeon Pro 450:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
58.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
36  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
63.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
101  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
21.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
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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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
51.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
17.4 18.3 ~ 18 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
7.5  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
153  fps
65%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
100  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
57  fps
140%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
79.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
39.5  fps
109%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
43  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
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Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
53.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
20.4  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
24.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
21  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
77  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
21.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
15.8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
29  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
17  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
63.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
15.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
5.6  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
66.6  fps
92%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
61.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
20.7 20.9 ~ 21 fps
135%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
28.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
19.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
»
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
39.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
34.1  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
70  fps
79%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
55.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.1  fps
134%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
32.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
27.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
»
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
87  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
18.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
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 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
43  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
35  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
»
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
40.9  fps
175%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
71.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 450:
20.3  fps
146%
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
29.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
17.2  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
»
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
»
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
24.7  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
42.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
29.5  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
»
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
96  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
41.4  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
»
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
175.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
48.7  fps
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop):
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Average Gaming AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) → 104%

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