GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 860M 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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 3DMark06 score 18,211.5 vs 4,902 Around 3.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much better PassMark score 3,889 vs 1,719 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s More than 90% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,876 vs 18,276.5 Around 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better floating-point performance 2,304 GFLOPS vs 1,305.6 GFLOPS More than 75% better floating-point performance
Significantly better face detection score 57.24 mPixels/s vs 22.83 mPixels/s More than 2.5x better face detection score
Higher texture rate 72 GTexel/s vs 40.8 GTexel/s More than 75% higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s vs 16.32 GPixel/s More than 75% higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many 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
Higher diablo III framerate 115.8 fps vs 105.24 fps More than 10% higher diablo III framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 22 fps vs 18.75 fps More than 15% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,901 vs 1,593 Around 20% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 860M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,359.92 vs 1,938.41 Around 75% better T-Rex score
Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,220.5 vs 6,818 Around 3.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 1,020 MHz vs 850 MHz 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8970M vs GeForce GTX 860M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
268.64 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 860M
162.83 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
57.24 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
1,938.41
GeForce GTX 860M
3,359.92

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
2,321.43
GeForce GTX 860M
3,719.08

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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not the same gtx 860m like mine in nitro..... :) [IMG]http://i60.tinypic.com/or3qd4.png[/IMG]
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