GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 750M 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 8970M 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 8970M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8970M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8970M

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Much higher dead space 3 framerate 95.35 fps vs 39.5 fps Around 2.5x higher dead space 3 framerate
Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 171,969 vs 38,698 Around 4.5x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Better PassMark score 3,889 vs 1,288 More than 3x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,876 vs 8,200 More than 2.5x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 18,211.5 vs 13,670 Around 35% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 64 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 2,304 GFLOPS vs 722.7 GFLOPS Around 3.2x better floating-point performance
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,818 vs 2,543 Around 2.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher diablo III framerate 115.8 fps vs 66.6 fps Around 75% higher diablo III framerate
Higher pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s vs 7.53 GPixel/s More than 3.8x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 72 GTexel/s vs 30.11 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 1,280 vs 384 896 more shading units
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 4,000 MHz 20% higher effective memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 80 vs 32 48 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Better particle simulation score 364.16 mInteraction/s vs 146.77 mInteraction/s Around 2.5x better particle simulation score
Better fire strike factor score 42.93 vs 23.78 More than 80% better fire strike factor score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 40.55 fps vs 16.3 fps Around 2.5x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% higher memory clock speed
Higher crysis 3 framerate 22 fps vs 9.85 fps Around 2.2x higher crysis 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,901 vs 733 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 22 vs 16 Around 40% higher crysis 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce GT 750M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 750M

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Higher clock speed 941 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 3,362.4 vs 1,938.41 Around 75% better T-Rex score
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 967 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 50W vs 100W 2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8970M vs GeForce GT 750M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
272.82 mHash/s
GeForce GT 750M
27.59 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
57.22 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 750M
11.78 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
1,938.41
GeForce GT 750M
3,362.4

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
2,321.43
GeForce GT 750M
3,715.52

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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