AMD Radeon Pro 560 vs AMD Radeon Pro 555X

AMD Radeon Pro 560

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The AMD Radeon Pro 560 is a mobile graphics card based on the small Polaris 21 chip (not verified) from AMD. It is an option for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2017) and is probably very similar to the Radeon Pro 460 (except for the slightly improved process for the new Polaris 21 chip). It is similar to the desktop Radeon RX 460, but not with all 1024 shader units.

Compared to the slower Radeon Pro 555 (entry-level model), the Radeon pro 460 is equipped with 4 GB GDDR5 memory. The average gaming performance in Windows of the Radeon Pro 460 is just above the GeForce GTX 960M and below an average GTX 965M ein. Compared to the slightly raised clocks of the desktop 500-series models, the Radeon Pro 560 should only be slightly faster.

The mobile Radeon Pro 560 should support all features of the desktop RX 460/560 like DisplayPort 1.2 (Polaris actually supports up to 1.4), HDMI 2.0 (via USB-C adapter), new H.265 video de- and encoder as well as architectural improvements. More information about the Polaris architecture is available in our dedicated review.

The Polaris 21 chip is manufactured in a slightly improved 14nm FinFET process according to AMD. The power consumption of the Radeon Pro 460 is 35 Watts according to AMD, so this should also be the case for the Pro 560.

AMD Radeon Pro 555X

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The AMD Radeon Pro 555X is a mobile graphics card based on the small Polaris 21 chip from AMD. It is available in the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2018 model with Coffee Lake) and is the performance is similar to the old Radeon Pro 455 / 555. The difference is the slightly higher clock rate of 907 MHz versus 855 MHz (+6%) and the bigger graphics memory (4 GB versus 2 GB GDDR5). The Polaris 21 chip is produced in a 14nm FinFET process and is the smaller Polaris chip.

Both the performance and the power consumption are roughly on par with the Nvidia GeForce MX150 (laptop version of the GT 1030), which is also equipped with 2 GB GDDR5-VRAM.

More information about the Polaris architecture is available in our dedicated article. More benchmarks including gaming tests are listed on the dedicated page for the similarly powerful Radeon Pro 555Radeon Pro 455.

AMD Radeon Pro 560AMD Radeon Pro 555X
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 500M Series
Radeon Pro 560 1024 @ 907 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
Radeon Pro 555X 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
Radeon Pro 555 (compare) 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
Radeon Pro 560 1024 @ 907 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
Radeon Pro 555X 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
Radeon Pro 555 (compare) 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
CodenamePolaris 21Polaris 21
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
1024 - 768 -
Core907 MHz855 MHz
Memory5080 MHz5080 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB2048 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
Introduced05.06.2017 05.06.2017

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
1519 Points (124%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
1376 Points (127%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
198867 Points (92%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
15047 Points (82%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
23105 Points (75%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
3576 Points (85%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
3892 Points (91%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
5718 points (87%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
5305 points (83%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 560
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 560
3DMark 06 Standard 1024x768 + AMD Radeon Pro 560
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
18.2 fps (52%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 560
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 560
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 560
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 560
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon Pro 560
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon Pro 560
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
70 fps (32%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
41.9 fps (37%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
79.4 fps (74%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
31.1 fps (52%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
686 Samples/s (45%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
1323 Samples/s (85%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
3756 Points (106%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)