13 January 2021
Apple has added the upgrade options to MacBook Pro and Max Pro desktop a week before the scheduled WWDC 2020 event. Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro gets a GPU upgrade so that the users could enjoy more choices.
MacBook Pro gets a new Radeon Pro 5600M GPU with 8GB of HBM2 memory. The newly added option is said to be 75 percent faster than the 4GB Radeon Pro 5500M. The new option is best suitable for some heavy tasks that require GPU, including video editing, 3D rendering, and more.
AMD announced the new Radeon Pro 5600M GPU today. The new GPU has a clock speed of up to a maximum of 1035MHz, resulting in theoretical maximum throughput of 5.3TFLOPs. It is built upon industry-leading 7nm process technology and advanced AMD RDNA architecture
You can configure the 16-inch MacBook Pro for an extra $700.
Alongside this, Apple has also introduced an SSD upgrade kit for the latest Mac Pro with 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB storage modules. Reportedly, the SSD upgrade will be live from today. Users can change their internal SSD modules for an even higher capacity configuration.
Together with these upgrades, Apple has also debuted a new 0% financing Apple Card payment plan for Mac to help the users afford Apple’s computers.
In related news, Apple will commence its WWDC at an online-only event. Apple is expected to announce a shift from Intel to ARM-based Macs at WWDC. It is also expected to give a glimpse at Apple’s latest major software updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches.