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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8250 IGP

Reasons to consider the
IGP Radeon HD 8250 IGP

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Lower TDP 8W vs 100W 12.5x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 7970M

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AMD Radeon HD 7970M

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Much higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 2.8x higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,176 GFLOPS vs 76.8 GFLOPS More than 28.2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s vs 1.2 GPixel/s Around 22.8x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 68 GTexel/s vs 2.4 GTexel/s More than 28.2x higher texture rate
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
More shading units 1,280 vs 128 1152 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 8 72 more texture mapping units
More compute units 20 vs 2 18 more compute units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8250 IGP  vs 7970M 

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 8250 IGP
1.2 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 7970M
27.2 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 8250 IGP
2.4 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 7970M
68 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8250 IGP
76.8 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 7970M
2,176 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

compute units Discrete cores within the GPU

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon HD 8250 IGP  vs
7970M 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Kalindi Wimbledon
Clock speed 300 MHz 850 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

noise and power

TDP 8W 100W

raw performance

Radeon HD 8250 IGP  vs
7970M 
Shading units 128 1,280
Texture mapping units 8 80
Render output processors 4 32
Compute units 2 20
Pixel rate 1.2 GPixel/s 27.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 2.4 GTexel/s 68 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 76.8 GFLOPS 2,176 GFLOPS

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