GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970M 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

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 5,897.5 More than 3.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 175,685 vs 112,019 More than 55% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 719 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 115.2 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s vs 20.13 GPixel/s More than 35% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Better face detection score 51.18 mPixels/s vs 28.08 mPixels/s More than 80% better face detection score
Front view of GeForce GTX 680M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M

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Much higher dead space 3 framerate 111.1 fps vs 92.3 fps More than 20% higher dead space 3 framerate
Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 22,760 vs 5,645 More than 4x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher diablo III framerate 157.25 fps vs 94.1 fps More than 65% higher diablo III framerate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better manhattan score 3,551.89 vs 2,350.05 More than 50% better manhattan score
More texture mapping units 112 vs 80 32 more texture mapping units
Slightly higher texture rate 80.5 GTexel/s vs 68 GTexel/s Around 20% higher texture rate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 680M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
255.93 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 680M
99.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
51.18 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 680M
28.08 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
3,339.58
GeForce GTX 680M
3,353.52

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
2,350.05
GeForce GTX 680M
3,551.89

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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