GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970M vs 570M 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7970M 

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

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AMD Radeon HD 7970M

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Front view of Radeon HD 7970M

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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Much better 3DMark06 score 22,370.5 vs 2,399 More than 9.2x better 3DMark06 score
Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 175,685 vs 48,016 Around 3.8x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Significantly higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 575 MHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 21,507 vs 9,591 Around 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 3,781 vs 2,025 More than 85% better PassMark score
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 48.5 vs 18 Around 2.8x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 72 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,176 GFLOPS vs 772.8 GFLOPS More than 2.8x better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 3,000 MHz 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 3,339.58 vs 1,848.05 More than 80% better T-Rex score
Higher pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s vs 8.05 GPixel/s Around 3.5x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 68 GTexel/s vs 32.2 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 1,280 vs 336 944 more shading units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 750 MHz 60% higher memory clock speed
Better cloud gate factor score 20.84 vs 14.92 Around 40% better cloud gate factor score
More texture mapping units 80 vs 56 24 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Better particle simulation score 306.43 mInteraction/s vs 143.25 mInteraction/s Around 2.2x better particle simulation score
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,970 vs 829 Around 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 570M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570M

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 17,004.5 vs 5,645 More than 3x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 570M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
255.93 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 570M
66.19 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
51.18 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 570M
14.91 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
3,339.58
GeForce GTX 570M
1,848.05

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
2,350.05
GeForce GTX 570M
1,679.56

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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