GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970M vs 6970M 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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7970M 

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

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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 3DMark06 score 22,370.5 vs 2,818.5 Around 8x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 21,507 vs 11,499 More than 85% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 680 MHz 25% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
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
Much higher diablo III framerate 94.1 fps vs 64.6 fps More than 45% higher diablo III framerate
Better floating-point performance 2,176 GFLOPS vs 1,305.6 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 68 GTexel/s vs 32.6 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Better particle simulation score 306.98 mInteraction/s vs 180.17 mInteraction/s More than 70% better particle simulation score
More texture mapping units 80 vs 48 32 more texture mapping units
More compute units 20 vs 12 8 more compute units
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,280 vs 960 320 more shading units
Front view of Radeon HD 6970M

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 17,447 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 6970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
257.3 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6970M
117.8 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
51.64 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6970M
10.57 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
1,121 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970M
785.77 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
306.98 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 6970M
180.17 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
5.42 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970M
0.93 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
81.9 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970M
24.46 frames/s

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