AMD Radeon RX 490M vs AMD Radeon Pro 450

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 RX 490MAMD Radeon Pro 450
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 400M Series
Radeon RX 480 (Laptop) compare 2304 256 Bit
Radeon RX 490M
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) compare 896 @ 1180 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
Radeon RX 460 (Laptop) compare 896 @ 1180 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
CodenamePolarisPolaris 11
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
technology14 nm14 nm
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement01.08.2016 27.10.2016
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed800 MHz
Memory Speed5080 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Transistors3000 Million
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://creators.radeon.com/radeon-pro/

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
1074 Points (6%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
952 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
200518 Points (37%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
14305 Points (21%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
21533 Points (11%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
3027 Points (10%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
3252 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
4914 points (13%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
4502 points (8%)
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 R15
OpenGL 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
Ref. Match 64Bit + AMD Radeon Pro 450
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
394 Samples/s (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
774 Samples/s (5%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
2589 Points (6%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
44.5 Watt (10%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon Pro 450 → NAN% n=

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

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
Radeon Pro 450:
47.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
17.6  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
29.5  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
58.7  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
36  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
63.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
24.7  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
101  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
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
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
51.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
17.4 18.3 ~ 18 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
7.5  fps
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
153  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
57  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
39.5  fps
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
53.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
20.4  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
77  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
21.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
15.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
29  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
26  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
17  fps
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon Pro 450:
63.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
24.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
15.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
5.6  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 450:
66.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
20.7 20.9 ~ 21 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
39.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
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
Radeon Pro 450:
87  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
18.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
44.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
67.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon Pro 450:
40.9  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon Pro 450:
20.3  fps

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