Apple quietly announced today that its MacBook Pro, which was not updated on stage at its Brooklyn event, will be getting a graphics bump. That comes courtesy of AMD's Radeon Vega Mobile discrete graphics.
The new update will come "next month," only on the most expensive model: a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that currently starts at $2,799 before configuration options. It will be "configurable to Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory or Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory," rather than the Radeon Pro 560X that it comes with now. If the other options remain the same, it will be paired with Intel's 8th Gen Core i7 or Core i9 processors. Exact pricing isn't currently available.
We gave the 15-incher an editor's choice award for its strong perforamnce, great display and long battery life.
The Radeon Vega Mobile discrete graphics feature HB2 memory, which means it takes up less space in a laptop than traditional laptop GPUs.