AMD has released a Windows 10 Boot Camp Driver for the Radeon Pro 5600M GPU found in Apple’s latest 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple introduced the 5600M graphics with 8GB HBM2 memory earlier this month as a $700 USD upgrade. The graphics are 75 percent faster than the 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory which is part of the 16-inch MacBook Pro’s base model.
“Upgrade to the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M for desktop-class graphics, enabling your portable 16-inch MacBook Pro to handle demanding pro applications and graphics-intensive workloads with exceptional ease,” Apple explains. “Featuring 40 compute units and 8GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2), with 394GB/s of memory bandwidth, this powerful GPU delivers performance that’s up to 75% faster than the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M.”
Now, finally, the boot camp drivers are available.
If you’re someone who uses their MacBook with windows, the Boot Camp drivers will allow Windows to be directly booted on Macs powered by the Intel processors.
However, you have to take into account that the utility will not be part of the mix on Apple’s future ARM-based Macs that feature the company’s custom silicon. Apple’s software engineering chief stated that the route going forward to run Windows will be “purely virtualization”.