AMD Releases Boot Camp Drivers for 16-Inch MacBook Pro With Radeon Pro 5600M Graphics

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As noted on Reddit, AMD has released Boot Camp drivers for the 16-inch MacBook Pro with Radeon Pro 5600M graphics, providing full compatibility with Windows 10.


Introduced earlier this month as a $700 upgrade, Apple says the 5600M graphics with 8GB of HBM2 memory are up to 75 percent faster than the 5500M graphics with 4GB of GDDR6 memory in the base model 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Boot Camp allows Windows to be directly booted on Intel-based Macs. The utility will not be supported on future Arm-based Macs with custom-designed Apple processors, with Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi having stated that "purely virtualization" will be the route going forward for running Windows.

Article Link: AMD Releases Boot Camp Drivers for 16-Inch MacBook Pro With Radeon Pro 5600M Graphics
 
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prism

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Sweet, does that mean the bootcamp version is updated or are the drivers installed separately ?
 

ruslan120

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Or you could take that $700, and buy a PS5 with some games and extra controllers.
Thats a good point and fits those who would rather play games well, but consider those who want to play games in Windows but also want to render videos on the same graphics card in macOS or run heavy graphics tasks.
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I mean as long as pure virtualization is fast enough. I don’t expect native i7 speeds, but don’t want pentium speeds.
As long as it runs Civ III here.
 

Kylo83

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While us on 5500m haven’t had one driver update so still on 19.30 since launch this is why we don’t get improve speed the 5600M is on 19.50 and they was always included in the bootcamp so didn’t need to download manually from amd site
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AMD won’t have to worry about providing Boot Camp drivers for too much longer...
They never do once you buy a Mac it doesn’t update the drivers for like a year
 

jlocker

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AMD won’t have to worry about providing Boot Camp drivers for too much longer...
Ahh they will will be working on Bootcamp drivers for a long time. OS 11 has bootcamp. I think that Apple processors are Apple wave of the future, but it is going to take years before users switch and then people will be doing virtual windows and you will still need graphic drivers. Yes it will be nice for some who want a laptop that can compete with Microsoft Surface units for good portability, but they're is a huge market for professionals that need computer power, not oh I can run 2 days between battery charges and use iOS applications.

I have been running my MacBook Pro 16 for 6 months and I love it. Have a EGPU thunderbolt unit with a Vega 64 and graphics are sweet. The next upgrade is a Big Navi card. That will make the graphics even faster.
 

Anarchy99

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AMD won’t have to worry about providing Boot Camp drivers for too much longer...
only the next 5-7 years

considering we were told things like "more intel macs in the pipeline" and "We plan to continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come."
keeping in mind their software support window tends to be 5-8years, regardless of a 2 year transition time.

that's also disregarding the possibility of radeon graphics paired with the high-end Silicon Mac's which hasnt been ruled out.
 

ateslik

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Hey mods, you should do an article about this:


AMD should fix the 5500M drivers!
 

Spock

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Console: $500
Controller: $50
AAA Game: $60 x 2
Indie Game: $30
Total $700

Hmmm. Math checks out.
Your math is based on leaked information, Sony has yet to announce pricing for anything.
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Oh, so you’re calling someone out and retreating back into your hole when someone calls you out. Got it.
I’m not going back into any hole, I could be wrong. Didn’t make a bet.
 

Plutonius

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only the next 5-7 years

considering we were told things like "more intel macs in the pipeline" and "We plan to continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come."
keeping in mind their software support window tends to be 5-8years, regardless of a 2 year transition time.

that's also disregarding the possibility of radeon graphics paired with the high-end Silicon Mac's which hasnt been ruled out.
I think that Apple claiming that they "plan on" instead of "will" is significant.
 
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4jasontv

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I have run the older 5500M 8gb of ram and I can easily run 1440 at 60 fps, So this is even faster. Oh and it has the High bandwidth memory also with the card.
What games? I find it hard to believe you would get those results with AC:Od. Anno 1800, or Borderlands 3.

Also, am I right to think that is not your native resolution?
 
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