GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M290X vs 8970M 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 R9 M290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M290X

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Much better T-Rex score 3,324.52 vs 1,938.41 More than 70% better T-Rex score
Better PassMark score 4,284 vs 3,889 More than 10% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 24,205 vs 20,876 More than 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,527 vs 1,901 Around 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher metro: last light framerate 33.1 vs 27.5 More than 20% higher metro: last light framerate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 46.8 fps vs 40.55 fps More than 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Front view of Radeon HD 8970M

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AMD Radeon HD 8970M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 18,211.5 vs 6,817 Around 2.8x better 3DMark06 score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M290X vs HD 8970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
258.05 mHash/s
Radeon HD 8970M
268.64 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
54.52 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 8970M
57.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
1,134.46 frames/s
Radeon HD 8970M
1,223.74 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
3,324.52
Radeon HD 8970M
1,938.41

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
2,047.22
Radeon HD 8970M
2,321.43

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Bioshock Infinite

Comments

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So it should rank higher then...
true but m290x has 4gb vram
It's the SAME CARD!!!!
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