AMD Radeon Pro 5500M gets full Navi 14?

Published: 13th Nov 2019, 09:49 GMT   Comments

AMD Navi 14 with 24 Compute Units spotted

Ever since Radeon RX 5500 series was announced (more than a month ago), we were speculating on a possibility of full-fat Navi 14 graphics card launch some time soon.

As you might remember, we reported that a die-shot render of Navi 14 (as seen below) clearly shows 24 Compute Units, while the fastest model announced only had 22 (RX 5500). Almost immediately after the announcements first leaks on Radeon RX 5500 XT have begun to surface. This had put fuel to the speculation that the XT variant might get the full 24 CUs.

Today rogame spotted a new entry at the Geekbench database. This is not the RX 5500 XT though, but Radeon PRO (a workstation card) named 5500M. Unlike the Radeon RX variant, the PRO is listed with 24 CUs enabled.

AMD has a history of putting higher-end silicons to Apple devices (MacBooks), so this should not come as a surprise.

The true surprise, however, is the lack of any communication on full Navi 14 specifications. Not to mention the actual launch of Radeon RX 5500 desktop series has been somewhat underwhelming. AMD has not provided any date or even a price for these mid-range graphics cards as of yet. What we know is that they are officially coming this month and nothing else.

AMD Radeon 5500 Series
VideoCardz.comRX 5500RX 5500 XTRX 5500MPro 5500M
GPU7nm Navi 14 XT7nm Navi 14 XTX (TBC)7nm Navi 14 XTM7nm Navi 14 X??
Stream Processors
1536 (TBC)
1536 (TBC)

Update: Apple officially introduced new MacBook Pro with 24CU Radeon Pro 5500M series:

The AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series delivers the most graphics horsepower ever in a MacBook Pro. The 16-inch MacBook Pro base model is over two times faster than the previous-generation base model, for seamless playback and faster rendering of ultra-high-definition video. And with the optional 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, you’ll get up to 80 percent faster performance when executing tasks like color grading in DaVinci Resolve compared with the Radeon Pro Vega 20.

Navi 14 die shot:

Geekbench Radeon Pro 5500M entry:

Source: Geekbench via rogame (Reddit) and APISAK (Twitter)

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