AMD Radeon Pro 460 vs AMD Radeon RX 490M

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 RX 490M

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The AMD Radeon RX 490M (formerly known as R9 M490) is a mobile high end graphics cards. It should be based on the new Polaris architecture and manufactured in 14nm FinFET. Up to now it only surfaced in a driver (according to Videocardz.com) and should be announced in mid 2016. The efficiency of Polaris should be greatly improved and therefore the M490 should at least be able to perform like a GeForce GTX 980M.

AMD Radeon Pro 460AMD Radeon RX 490M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 400M Series
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M
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 (compare) 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M
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 (compare) 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11 / Baffin XTPolaris
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
1024 -
Core900 MHz
Memory5000 MHz
Bus128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
Transistors3000 Million
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Size
Introduced08.08.2016 01.08.2016
Manufacturerhttp://creators.radeon.com/radeon-pro/

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
1374 Points (10%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
16824 Points (25%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
27064 Points (14%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
4104 Points (14%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
4584 Points (11%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
6963 points (20%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
6749 points (13%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 460
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 460
3DMark 06 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 460
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 (17%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
620 Samples/s (12%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
1192 Samples/s (11%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
3841 Points (14%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon Pro 460 → 100%

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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 460:
157.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
47.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
21.7  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
61.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
22.9  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
85.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
46.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
40.6  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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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
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
235.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
92.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
34.7  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
132.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
40.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
35.4  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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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
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
66.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
25  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
12.2  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
201.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
106.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
48.8  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
65  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
30.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
29.7  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
102.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
28.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
22.3  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
74  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
35  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
21  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
88.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
31.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
21.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
9.9  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
76  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
25.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
20.8  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
150.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
55.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
45  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
120.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
25.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
8.8  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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low 1024x768
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
83.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
28.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon Pro 460:
17.4  fps
Radeon Pro 460:
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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
Radeon Pro 460:
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