The technology major Apple has been quite active for a long time and now, the company has unveiled a bunch of new products during a press event in New York. It shared details of the new configurations for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The customers can now get a MacBook Pro with an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics processing unit. Before this update, users could only get Radeon Pro 555X or 560X GPUs.
As the title clearly suggests, Vega is a new generation of graphics processors. The iMac Pro comes with desktop-class Vega processors that are the Vega 56 and Vega 64. The Vega 16 or Vega 20 are less powerful than the iMac Pro GPUs.
In particular, Radeon Pro GPUs use GDDR5 memory just like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X. But Vega GPUs now take advantage of HBM2 memory, which provides more bandwidth and consumes less power.
Vega GPUs are only available on the most expensive 15-inch MacBook Pro configuration that starts at $2,799 with a Radeon Pro 560X. Upgrading to the Vega 16 costs another $250, while the Vega 20 is $350 more expensive than the base model.