GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970M vs 780M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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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 T-Rex score 3,339.58 vs 3,060.34 Around 10% better T-Rex score
Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 771 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 780M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M

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Much higher diablo III framerate 186.1 fps vs 94.1 fps Around 2x higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 27,258 vs 21,507 More than 25% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better PassMark score 4,043 vs 3,781 More than 5% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 7,776.5 vs 5,645 Around 40% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 23,381.5 vs 22,370.5 Around 5% better 3DMark06 score
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 29.25 fps vs 20.3 fps Around 45% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher texture rate 102 GTexel/s vs 68 GTexel/s 50% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,280 256 more shading units
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,247 vs 1,970 Around 15% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 780M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
257.3 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780M
81.78 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
51.64 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780M
35.82 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
GeForce GTX 780M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
GeForce GTX 780M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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