GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 765M 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

AMD Radeon HD 8970M 

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

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AMD Radeon HD 8970M

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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 better PassMark score 3,889 vs 1,874 More than 2x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,876 vs 13,390 More than 55% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 64.1 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,818 vs 4,021 Around 70% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better floating-point performance 2,304 GFLOPS vs 1,224.2 GFLOPS Around 90% better floating-point performance
Much better particle simulation score 364.36 mInteraction/s vs 101.59 mInteraction/s More than 3.5x better particle simulation score
Higher pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s vs 12.75 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
Slightly higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 797 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 22 fps vs 14.2 fps Around 55% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 4,008 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
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
Higher texture rate 72 GTexel/s vs 51 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 768 512 more shading units
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 40.55 fps vs 23.25 fps Around 75% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher metro: last light framerate 27.5 vs 18.2 More than 50% higher metro: last light framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,901 vs 1,273 Around 50% better PassMark direct compute score
More texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Better cloud gate factor score 19.16 vs 15.84 More than 20% better cloud gate factor score
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,002 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Higher diablo III framerate 115.8 fps vs 111.7 fps Around 5% higher diablo III framerate
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Better 3DMark06 score 19,624 vs 18,211.5 Around 10% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better manhattan score 3,711.62 vs 2,321.43 Around 60% better manhattan score
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8970M vs GeForce GTX 765M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
268.64 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 765M
43.54 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
57.24 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 765M
8.83 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
GeForce GTX 765M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
GeForce GTX 765M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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