GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970M vs 8800 among all GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

AMD Radeon HD 7970M 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7970M  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7970M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7970M

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Better PassMark score 3,781 vs 754 More than 5x better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 2,020 MHz Around 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 700 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 64.6 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,176 GFLOPS vs 392 GFLOPS More than 5.5x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
More shading units 1,280 vs 112 1168 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s vs 11.2 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher texture rate 68 GTexel/s vs 39.2 GTexel/s Around 75% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 80 vs 56 24 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,010 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 100W vs 125W 20% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 8800

Reasons to consider the
ASUS GeForce GT 8800

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Higher FarCry 3 framerate 34 vs 25.4 Around 35% higher FarCry 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GT 8800

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

FarCry 3


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