GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970M vs 1060 Mobile 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

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile  based on its compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7970M

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AMD Radeon HD 7970M

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Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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Much better PassMark score 8,710 vs 3,781 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Much higher clock speed 1,404 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 4,800 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 67.4 GPixel/s vs 27.2 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,594 GFLOPS vs 2,176 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Much better PassMark direct compute score 5,039 vs 1,970 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 25% higher memory bandwidth
Much higher bioshock infinite framerate 99.4 vs 43.7 More than 2.2x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Higher texture rate 112.3 GTexel/s vs 68 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better ocean surface simulation score 1,693.51 frames/s vs 1,121 frames/s More than 50% better ocean surface simulation score
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Better sky diver factor score 371.95 vs 271.71 More than 35% better sky diver factor score
Lower TDP 80W vs 100W 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
257.3 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
496.27 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
51.64 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
151.85 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
1,121 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
1,693.51 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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