GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 7970M


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

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


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

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks and Compute Performance

AMD Radeon HD 8970M 

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

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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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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
Much better T-Rex score 3,308.7 vs 1,938.41 More than 70% better T-Rex score

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

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

Radeon HD 8970M
Radeon HD 7970M

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

Radeon HD 8970M
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BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

Radeon HD 8970M
40.55 fps
Radeon HD 7970M
43.7 fps

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


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