GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970M vs 765M 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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7970M 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7970M  based on its gaming, 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 higher dead space 3 framerate 92.3 fps vs 70.1 fps More than 30% higher dead space 3 framerate
Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 175,685 vs 55,794 Around 3.2x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Better PassMark score 3,767 vs 1,875 More than 2x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 64.1 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 21,507 vs 13,390 More than 60% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 22,370.5 vs 19,624 Around 15% better 3DMark06 score
Better floating-point performance 2,176 GFLOPS vs 1,224.2 GFLOPS Around 80% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 797 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s vs 12.75 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 4,008 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better face detection score 51.18 mPixels/s vs 8.79 mPixels/s More than 5.8x better face detection score
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 1,280 vs 768 512 more shading units
Higher texture rate 68 GTexel/s vs 51 GTexel/s Around 35% higher texture rate
Better fire strike factor score 46.23 vs 25.35 More than 80% better fire strike factor score
More texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,002 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 43.7 fps vs 23.25 fps Around 90% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher metro: last light framerate 31 vs 18.2 More than 70% higher metro: last light framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,956 vs 1,274 Around 55% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 20.3 fps vs 14.2 fps Around 45% higher crysis 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 765M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M

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Significantly higher diablo III framerate 111.7 fps vs 94.1 fps Around 20% higher diablo III framerate
Better manhattan score 3,273.94 vs 2,350.05 Around 40% better manhattan score
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 765M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
255.93 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 765M
23.98 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
51.18 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 765M
8.79 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
3,339.58
GeForce GTX 765M
3,351.92

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
2,350.05
GeForce GTX 765M
3,273.94

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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