GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6970M vs 680M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6970M

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AMD Radeon HD 6970M

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Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 680M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M

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Significantly more memory 4,096 MB vs 1,024 MB 4x more memory
Much higher diablo III framerate 157.25 fps vs 64.6 fps Around 2.5x higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,891 vs 11,499 More than 80% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 22,760 vs 17,447 More than 30% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 5,897.5 vs 2,818.5 More than 2x better 3DMark06 score
Higher texture rate 80.5 GTexel/s vs 32.6 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more texture mapping units 112 vs 48 64 more texture mapping units
Better floating-point performance 1,932.7 GFLOPS vs 1,305.6 GFLOPS Around 50% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,344 vs 960 384 more shading units
Better T-Rex score 2.82 frames/s vs 0.93 frames/s More than 3x better T-Rex score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6970M vs GeForce GTX 680M

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
60.26 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 680M
99.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
11.36 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 680M
28.08 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
785.77 frames/s
GeForce GTX 680M
879.57 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
157.03 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 680M
327.68 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
0.93 frames/s
GeForce GTX 680M
2.82 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
30.95 frames/s
GeForce GTX 680M
40.15 frames/s

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