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Topic: Radeon

AMD Radeon 'Navi 2X' cards will offer ray tracing to future Macs

03/09/2020, 10:03 am

AMD has detailed the next generation of Radeon graphics processing units codenamed "Navi 2X," with the RDNA 2 family anticipated to include hardware ray tracing among other new capabilities in cards that should be compatible with macOS.

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AMD Radeon Pro W5500 offered as price-conscious alternative Mac Pro GPU

02/10/2020, 10:02 am

AMD has launched another professional graphics card which could be used in the Mac Pro, with the Radeon Pro W5500 offered as an alternative to the high-powered W5700 with restrained performance, at half the price of its stablemate.

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AMD's $799 Radeon Pro W5700 offers a potential GPU alternative for the Mac Pro

11/19/2019, 09:11 am

AMD has updated its workstation graphics card lineup ahead of the launch of the new Mac Pro, with the Radeon Pro W5700 line using AMD's high-performance RDNA graphics architecture and offering up to six display outputs, including one over USB-C.

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AMD details the 16-inch MacBook Pro's Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPUs

11/13/2019, 01:11 pm

AMD has revealed the specifications of the new Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPU options available in the just-launched 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M offering better graphics performance and an option for up to 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 works in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

10/18/2019, 08:10 am

Apple is extending its support of AMD GPUs to macOS Catalina, with the second developer beta for macOS 10.15.1 enabling Radeon RX5700 compatibility with the operating system, possibly as a first step ahead of support for the Mac Pro's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo cards.

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Apple's macOS Catalina causing problems with select eGPU setups

10/14/2019, 10:10 am

Despite overall feature and performance improvements for external GPUs, the new macOS Catalina is now failing to work correctly with certain combinations of Mac and GPU card.

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Jony Ive leaves, future GPUs, & Apple's new ARM CPU architect on the AppleInsider Podcast

06/28/2019, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about Jony Ive leaving Apple, the possible removal of the Lightning port from iPhone, and Apple taking on a new hire to work on ARM processors... maybe for Macs?

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Eight unreleased AMD Radeon GPUs found in second macOS Catalina beta

06/27/2019, 10:06 am

The second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15 has seemingly revealed a list of unannounced AMD Radeon graphics cards, with eight references to GPUs bearing the "RX" and "Pro" prefixes, including seven under "Vega 20."

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 series launches with 7nm GPUs, up to 10.14 teraflops of performance

06/11/2019, 12:06 pm

AMD has launched three new cards in its Radeon RX 5000 range that all use 7-nanometer processes for the GPU, with the Radeon RX5700, XT, and 50th Anniversary Edition providing over 10 teraflops of performance as a more value-oriented alternative to the Vega cards.

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AMD's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo offer Mac Pro up to 28Tflops of GPU performance

06/06/2019, 08:06 am

AMD has detailed the Radeon Pro Vega II, the graphics processing unit included in the new Mac Pro in standard single and "Duo" configurations, with the 14.2-teraflop 7-nanometer chip providing considerable performance for the creative workhorse.

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Benchmarking the eight-core 2019 MacBook Pro with Vega 20 graphics

05/27/2019, 02:05 pm

Apple latest and greatest 2019 MacBook Pro with 8-core i9 processor and Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics is on our test bench, so let's see how fast it really is.

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AMD launches RX 5000-series graphics cards with 7nm Navi GPUs

05/27/2019, 09:05 am

AMD has teased its next generation of graphics cards using the Navi GPU as the RX 5000-series, offering performance and power improvements over its Graphics Core Next offerings, with the first RX 5700 card in the range set to arrive this July.

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Sonnet eGFX Radeon RX 560 Breakaway Puck hits Apple retail soon, but you don't have to wait

04/05/2019, 03:04 pm

A less expensive external GPU option for Thunderbolt 3 Macs, the Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560, is now available through Apple's online store and may soon hit some physical outlets, but there are options for buying now.

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Radeon VII will be compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14.5

04/02/2019, 12:04 pm

Now available at retail, AMD's Radeon VII graphics card can be used in a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure with the latest macOS Mojave beta.

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The AMD Radeon VII doesn't work on the Mac at launch, but will soon

02/07/2019, 11:02 am

AMD's Radeon VII graphics card may offer considerable performance, but at launch it isn't able to be used on either a PCI-E Mac or in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, as a driver that allows the card to work in macOS is still under development.

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AMD unveils Radeon 7 graphics card likely to appear in future pro Macs

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

AMD on Wednesday announced its next flagship graphics card, the Radeon 7, which it touted as the world's first 7-nanometer gaming GPU.

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15-inch MacBook Pro Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20 GPU options now available

11/14/2018, 11:11 am

Apple has started to offer the 15-inch MacBook Pro to customers with updated graphics options, with configurations of the notebook using AMD's Radeon Pro Vega GPUs now available to purchase from Apple directly.

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AMD details features of Radeon Pro Vega 16, Vega 20 destined for MacBook Pro

10/30/2018, 05:10 pm

The AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20, two new graphics configurations the 15-inch MacBook Pro will have starting from November, stand to offer considerable performance upgrades on the previous generation, including the use of compact HBM2 memory.

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MacBook Pro getting Radeon Pro Vega graphics options in November

10/30/2018, 11:10 am

Lost in the excitement of the new MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro, Apple added a new graphics configuration for the MacBook Pro starting in November.

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First Look: $599 Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box gives compact eGPU power to MacBook Pro

05/08/2018, 12:05 pm

Long-time video card supplier Gigabyte now has an all-in-one package for Mac users looking to get into Thunderbolt 3 eGPU technology, and AppleInsider is testing the latest version.

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