GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 7970M 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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AMD Radeon HD 8970M

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Front view of Radeon HD 8970M

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 call of duty: modern warfare 3 framerate 109.2 fps vs 80.05 fps More than 35% higher call of duty: modern warfare 3 framerate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher diablo III framerate 115.8 fps vs 94.1 fps Around 25% higher diablo III framerate
Front view of Radeon HD 7970M

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Better 3DMark06 score 22,370.5 vs 18,211.5 Around 25% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better T-Rex score 3,339.58 vs 1,938.41 More than 70% better T-Rex score
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 175,685 vs 171,969 Almost the same
Slightly better cloud gate factor score 20.34 vs 18.69 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8970M vs 7970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
272.82 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7970M
254.36 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
57.21 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7970M
51.14 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
1,938.41
Radeon HD 7970M
3,339.58

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
2,321.43
Radeon HD 7970M
2,350.05

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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