GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970M vs 770M 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 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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Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 706 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 3,781 vs 2,638 Around 45% better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 96.2 GB/s Around 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,176 GFLOPS vs 1,355.5 GFLOPS More than 60% better floating-point performance
Slightly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 21,507 vs 18,137.5 Around 20% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s vs 14.12 GPixel/s Around 95% higher pixel rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 4,008 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
More shading units 1,280 vs 960 320 more shading units
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Better face detection score 51.18 mPixels/s vs 29.51 mPixels/s Around 75% better face detection score
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,002 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Better fire strike factor score 46.48 vs 33.11 More than 40% better fire strike factor score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 43.7 fps vs 29.43 fps Around 50% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher metro: last light framerate 31 vs 23 Around 35% higher metro: last light framerate
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 1,970 vs 1,486 Around 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 770M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M

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Much higher dead space 3 framerate 93 fps vs 92.3 fps Almost the same
Much higher diablo III framerate 141.3 fps vs 94.1 fps More than 50% higher diablo III framerate
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Significantly better manhattan score 3,749.97 vs 2,350.05 Around 60% better manhattan score
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 770M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
255.93 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 770M
87.72 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
51.18 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 770M
29.51 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
3,339.58
GeForce GTX 770M
3,390.08

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
2,350.05
GeForce GTX 770M
3,749.97

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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