Radeon Pro 560 4GB in iMac 4K: desktop class GPU?

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  1. Icaras macrumors 603

    Icaras

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    Quick question for the GPU knowledgeable on this forum, is the Radeon Pro 560 4GB found in the high end 4K iMac considered a "desktop class" GPU? Apple Insider's review states that the 580 found in the 5K iMac is a desktop class GPU and was just wondering if its the same for the 4K iMac.

    Thanks.
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

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    As I understand it, AMD no longer makes dedicated "desktop" and "mobile" GPUs. They just under-clock the mobile ones slightly to significantly reduce their TDP so they will work within the reduced mobile cooling envelope.
     
  3. Icaras thread starter macrumors 603

    Icaras

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    Interesting. Thanks Wallace. I was hoping you'd chime in. Much appreciated.
     

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