AMD Radeon Pro 460 vs AMD Radeon Pro 450

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 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 460AMD Radeon Pro 450
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 400M Series
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) compare 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M compare
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) compare 896 @ 1.18 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon Pro 460 1024 @ 0.9 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 455 compare 768 @ 0.86 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 450 640 @ 0.8 GHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) compare 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M compare
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) compare 896 @ 1.18 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon Pro 460 1024 @ 0.9 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 455 compare 768 @ 0.86 GHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 450 640 @ 0.8 GHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11 / Baffin XTPolaris 11
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
Cores1024 - unified640 - unified
Core900 MHz800 MHz
Memory5000 MHz5080 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
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
Size2/32/3
Introduced08.08.2016 27.10.2016
Manufacturerhttp://creators.radeon.com/radeon-pro/http://creators.radeon.com/radeon-pro/

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
1374 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
952 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
200518 Points (32%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
16824 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
27064 Points (13%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
4104 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
4584 Points (11%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
6963 Points (18%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
6749 Points (11%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon Pro 460
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon Pro 450
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon Pro 460
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon Pro 450
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 460
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
18.3 fps (10%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon Pro 460
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 460
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 460
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 460
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon Pro 460
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
92.9 fps (10%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
620 Samples/s (6%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
1192 Samples/s (8%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
3841 (9%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
44.5 Watt (9%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon Pro 460 → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon Pro 450 → 74% n=15

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

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

F1 2017

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

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
82.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
29.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
27.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
19.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
157.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
47.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
21.7  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
47.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
17.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
61.4  fps
48%
Radeon Pro 450:
29.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
22.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
85.5  fps
69%
Radeon Pro 450:
58.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
46.3  fps
78%
Radeon Pro 450:
36  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
40.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
115.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
35.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
32  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
235.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
92.3  fps
69%
Radeon Pro 450:
63.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
34.7  fps
71%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
132.6  fps
76%
Radeon Pro 450:
101  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
40.9  fps
59%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
35.4  fps
61%
Radeon Pro 450:
21.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 450:
61  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
25.8  fps
Mafia 3

Mafia 3

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

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
316.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
151.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
146.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
66.6  fps
77%
Radeon Pro 450:
51.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
25  fps
72%
Radeon Pro 450:
17.4 18.3 ~ 18 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
12.2  fps
61%
Radeon Pro 450:
7.5  fps
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
201.5  fps
76%
Radeon Pro 450:
153  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
106.7  fps
53%
Radeon Pro 450:
57  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
48.8  fps
81%
Radeon Pro 450:
39.5  fps
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
65  fps
82%
Radeon Pro 450:
53.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
30.3  fps
67%
Radeon Pro 450:
20.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
29.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
102.8  fps
75%
Radeon Pro 450:
77  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
28.9  fps
75%
Radeon Pro 450:
21.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
22.3  fps
71%
Radeon Pro 450:
15.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
74  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
35  fps
83%
Radeon Pro 450:
29  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
32  fps
81%
Radeon Pro 450:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
21  fps
81%
Radeon Pro 450:
17  fps
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
88.7  fps
72%
Radeon Pro 450:
63.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
31.9  fps
76%
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
21.7  fps
71%
Radeon Pro 450:
15.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
9.9  fps
57%
Radeon Pro 450:
5.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
76  fps
88%
Radeon Pro 450:
66.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
25.8  fps
81%
Radeon Pro 450:
20.7 20.9 ~ 21 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
20.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
150.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
55.2  fps
72%
Radeon Pro 450:
39.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
45  fps
76%
Radeon Pro 450:
34.1  fps
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

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

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
120.9  fps
72%
Radeon Pro 450:
87  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
25.9  fps
71%
Radeon Pro 450:
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
8.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
44.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
67.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
83.3  fps
49%
Radeon Pro 450:
40.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
28.9  fps
70%
Radeon Pro 450:
20.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
17.4  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
164.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
69.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
63  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon Pro 460 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon Pro 450 → 71%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 72%

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