Last week Apple unveiled its updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with new Force Touch trackpads, ultra-fast flash memory and a battery with extended battery life. Experts have found that the performance of the graphics subsystem of the notebook is at the model level three years ago.
Top-end configuration MacBook Pro has a graphics processor Radeon R9 M370X related to the family of Cape Verde GPU (Southern Islands, February 2012). Initially, this information came from resource NotebookCheck, and later confirmed her VideoCardz, which also led detailed specifications of the above mentioned video card.
In the screenshots you can see the module ID of “0×6821”, indicating the use of kernel AMD Cape Verde GCN architecture 1.0; mentioned buffer memory (2 GB) and interface, which interacts with the graphics processor (PCI Express x8).
Options Radeon R9 M370X correspond to those of the Radeon HD 7700 (Cape Verde XT), with the amendment that the frequency of the chip in the beginner 20% below 800 MHz vs 1000 MHz. The dissipation, respectively, are also lower.
Of course, its not the most top-end video card does not mean that the user interface MacBook Pro will be any “slow down”. However, according to experts, Apple was able to order from more modern AMD GPU, for example, Bonaire.
The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available through the Apple online store at the price of 139 990 rubles for the base model up to 172 990 rubles for the version with Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz, 16GB RAM, flash drive 512 GB graphics processor AMD Radeon R9 M370X.