GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6970M vs 880M 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

6.7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6970M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6970M

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 17,447 vs 8,212 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better bitcoin mining score 117.8 mHash/s vs 82.51 mHash/s Around 45% better bitcoin mining score
Lower TDP 75W vs 122W Around 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 880M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M

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Much more memory 8,192 MB vs 1,024 MB 8x more memory
Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 29,582 vs 11,499 More than 2.5x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 954 MHz vs 680 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher texture rate 122.1 GTexel/s vs 32.6 GTexel/s Around 3.8x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 2,930.7 GFLOPS vs 1,305.6 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 115.2 GB/s Around 40% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 48 80 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher diablo III framerate 84 fps vs 64.6 fps More than 30% higher diablo III framerate
More shading units 1,536 vs 960 576 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 30.53 GPixel/s vs 21.76 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6970M vs GeForce GTX 880M

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

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
117.8 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 880M
82.51 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
10.57 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 880M
41.2 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
785.77 frames/s
GeForce GTX 880M
1,215.86 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
180.17 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 880M
384.1 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
0.93 frames/s
GeForce GTX 880M
3.57 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6970M
24.46 frames/s
GeForce GTX 880M
71.25 frames/s

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