AMD Radeon RX 490M vs AMD Radeon Pro 450 vs AMD Radeon Pro 455

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 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 455

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The AMD Radeon Pro 455 is mobile graphics card for laptops that can be found in the high-end 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 Radeon RX 460 (see for benchmarks), the Pro 455 features only 768 instead of 896 shaders and definately lower clock speeds. The peak performance is rated at 1.3 TFLOPS and therefore 30% faster than the Pro 450, but clearly slower than the 1.86 TFLOPS of the Pro 460 and 2.2 TFLOPS of the RX460. The performance of the card could be similar to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M as the RX 460 is similar to the GTX 965M. A major drawback is the small VRAM size of only 2 GB GDDR5. The optional Radeon Pro 460 offers 4 GB of VRAM, 1024 shaders and 1.86 TFLOPS and should be similar to the RX 460.

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 455 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 455 support DisplayPort 1.2 (altough 1.4 is supported by Polaris) 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 455 should use slightly less.

AMD Radeon RX 490MAMD Radeon Pro 450AMD Radeon Pro 455
ManufacturerAMDAMDAMD
Radeon RX 400M Series
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) 896 @ 1180 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon Pro 460 1024 @ 900 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 455 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 450 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) 896 @ 1180 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon Pro 460 1024 @ 900 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 455 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 450 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) 896 @ 1180 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon Pro 460 1024 @ 900 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 455 768 @ 855 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
Radeon Pro 450 640 @ 800 MHz128 Bit @ 5080 MHz
CodenamePolarisPolaris 11Polaris 11
ArchitecturePolarisPolarisPolaris
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
nonono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12DirectX 12
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
Size
Introduced01.08.2016 27.10.2016 27.10.2016
640 - 768 -
Core800 MHz855 MHz
Memory5080 MHz5000 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 MB
Transistors3000 Million3000 Million
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
Manufacturerhttp://creators.radeon.com/radeon-pro/http://creators.radeon.com/radeon-pro/

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
1074 Points (7%)
1254 Points (8%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
952 Points (6%)
1118 Points (7%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
200518 Points (38%)
229045 Points (43%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
14305 Points (21%)
15766 Points (24%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
21533 Points (11%)
23434 Points (12%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
3027 Points (10%)
3463 Points (12%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
3252 Points (8%)
3759 Points (9%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
4914 points (13%)
5774 points (15%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
4502 points (9%)
5388 points (11%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
P Result 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 450
Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
16.4 fps (10%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 455
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 455
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + AMD Radeon Pro 455
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
92.2 fps (15%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
27.9 fps (8%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
394 Samples/s (7%)
483 Samples/s (9%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
774 Samples/s (7%)
918 Samples/s (9%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
2589 Points (9%)
3049 Points (11%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
56.1 Watt (13%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
44.5 Watt (10%)
48.3 Watt (10%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon Pro 450 → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon Pro 455 → 109%

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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
Radeon Pro 450:
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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
Radeon Pro 450:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
63.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
47.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon Pro 450:
19.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
68.2  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
26.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
16.4  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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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
Radeon Pro 450:
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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
Radeon Pro 450:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 455:
146  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
59.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
34.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
19.7  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
47.4  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
54.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
17.6  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
20.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
29.5  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
44.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
20.6  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
58.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
36  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
40.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
34.4  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
33.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
28.8  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
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high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
63.4  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
71.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
24.7  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
25.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon Pro 455:
22.8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
101  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
109  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
28.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
21.7  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
25.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 450:
61  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
69  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
25.8  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
28.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
21.6  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
28.3  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
32.8  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
15.1  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
107  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
51.2  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
59.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
17.4 18.3 ~ 18 fps
Radeon Pro 455:
21.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
7.5  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
8.9  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
153  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
178  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
57  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
65.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
39.5  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
30.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon Pro 455:
18.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
53.4  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
53.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
20.4  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
19.8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x768
Radeon Pro 455:
33.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
21.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
19.3  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 455:
75  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
20.4  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
77  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
88  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
21.6  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
25.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
15.8  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
18.5  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 455:
70  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
29  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
32  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
26  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
17  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
20  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
63.7  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
70  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
27.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
15.5  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
17.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
5.6  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
5.9  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 450:
66.6  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
84  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
20.7 20.9 ~ 21 fps
Radeon Pro 455:
24.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
18.3  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 455:
162  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
39.6  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
52.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
34.1  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
33.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
70  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
24.1  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
27.8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 450:
87  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
86  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
18.3  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
17.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
7.7  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1366x768
Radeon Pro 455:
188  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
70.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
44.6  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
53  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
67.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
67.2  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
61.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon Pro 455:
22.8  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 450:
40.9  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
69.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
20.3  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
24.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
14.2  fps
Radeon Pro 450:
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Radeon Pro 455:
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GTA V

GTA V

2015
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
37.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
11.1  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
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Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
50.6  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
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low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 455:
230  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
37.8  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
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ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 455:
145  fps
Radeon Pro 455:
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