GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 770M 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

6.5

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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Significantly better PassMark score 3,889 vs 2,638 More than 45% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 706 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 96.2 GB/s Around 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,876 vs 18,137.5 More than 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Better floating-point performance 2,304 GFLOPS vs 1,355.5 GFLOPS Around 70% better floating-point performance
Slightly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 6,818 vs 4,955 Around 40% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s vs 14.12 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz vs 4,008 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Better particle simulation score 364.36 mInteraction/s vs 273.2 mInteraction/s Around 35% better particle simulation score
Slightly higher texture rate 72 GTexel/s vs 56.5 GTexel/s More than 25% higher texture rate
Higher turbo clock speed 900 MHz vs 797 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
More shading units 1,280 vs 960 320 more shading units
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Higher crysis 3 framerate 22 fps vs 19.55 fps Around 15% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,002 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 40.55 fps vs 29.43 fps Around 40% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,901 vs 1,486 Around 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher metro: last light framerate 27.5 vs 23 Around 20% higher metro: last light framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 770M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 22,486 vs 18,211.5 Around 25% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better manhattan score 3,633.41 vs 2,321.43 More than 55% better manhattan score
Much higher diablo III framerate 141.3 fps vs 115.8 fps More than 20% higher diablo III framerate
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8970M vs GeForce GTX 770M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
268.64 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 770M
87.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
57.24 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 770M
29.53 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
2,321.43
GeForce GTX 770M
3,633.41

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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