GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 7970M

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Diablo III and 1 more

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Passmark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks and Compute Performance

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AMD Radeon HD 7970M 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7970M  based on its compute performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970M

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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 more memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
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
Higher diablo III framerate 115.8 fps vs 94.1 fps Around 25% higher diablo III framerate
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Better 3DMark06 score 22,370.5 vs 18,211.5 Around 25% better 3DMark06 score
Slightly better passmark direct compute score 1,856 vs 1,685 More than 10% better passmark direct compute score

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

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

There have also been a few other minor concerns, with the short summary being that it’s not really fair to try to compare performance across a wide suite of benchmarks.
Radeon HD 7970M | by Jarred-Walton (Jun, 2013)

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

Radeon HD 8970M
40.55 fps
Radeon HD 7970M
43.7 fps
Figuring it was possible the single fan cooling setup in the GX60 is preventing the APU from hitting higher Turbo Core speeds, I logged the various clock speeds using HWiNFO64 and ran through the Bioshock Infinite and Skyrim (extended duration) benchmarks.
Radeon HD 7970M | by Jarred-Walton (Jun, 2013)

Crysis 3 1920 x 1080 - Very High preset + 16xAF + 2xSMAA

The Titan is definitely better than the other cards, but just one of them can’ t handle Crysis 3 smoothly at these resolutions and detail levels.
Radeon HD 7970M | by Joel-Hruska (Mar, 2013)

Passmark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

CLBenchmark Raytrace Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do raytracing

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