Whilst we were perusing the specs for a new MacBook Pro, we noticed that there is now a more powerful graphics card option. There's also a new customer SSD upgrade kit for the Mac Pro.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro
We don't normally pay a lot of attention to the Mac specifications on the Apple site, but we have been contemplating a new MBP ever since we tested out the 16" model.
So we were slightly surprised this morning to see that the 16" MBP can now be ordered with an AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU with integrated HBM2 memory.
The new GPU has 40 compute units (2560 stream processors) and 8GB of HBM2 memory integrated in the GPU package.
This should give users performance up to 75 percent faster than a Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6, and up to 3.5 times faster performance than a previous-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro.
With FCPX and Motion grabbing all the grunt they can from the GPU, this is one option we would recommend when buying a new MBP.
Not cheap though, the Apple.co.uk site has marked it up as a £800 option.
The SSD kit for Mac Pro
Apple has also released a kit that allows users to upgrade their internal SSD storage. Kits are available for 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB. Well, Apple did say that the Mac pro was modular!