Apple may not have launched a new MacBook Pro at its hardware event in New York today but it has made a quiet update to the lineup. Starting next month, the MacBook Pro will be available with AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega graphics for the first time. The company has said that this will provide a 60 percent improvement in performance for rendering, 3D design, and video editing tasks.
Apple mentions in the press release that Radeon Pro Vega graphics will be coming to the MacBook Pro next month. No pricing information has been made available at this point in time and a precise release date isn’t available as well.
AMD first released its Vega graphics cards for desktops in 2017. The company has really been trying to take on its main rival in the premium graphics card space.
Apple doesn’t say which models of the MacBook Pro will get this but the assumption is that this change has been made for the entire lineup, including the 13 inch MacBook Pro without Touch ID.
These new configurations will be available for custom order through Apple’s online and retail stores. They will also be available through Apple’s authorized resellers. Pricing information will be revealed at a later date.