Dell Radeon HD 7970M 

Released April, 2012
  • 850 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
7.2 Out of 10

The productivity improvements from a dual display are very real, and while 3x monitors are only a boost if you work with multiple full-screen programs simultaneously, the additional cost is smaller if you’re looking to build a dual-monitor workstation to begin with.
by Joel-Hruska (Mar, 2013)
It will work at 823MHz+ GPU clock and feasture 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5GHz and paired up with a 256-bit memory interface that add up to 160GB/s of memory bandwidth.
by Slobodan-Simic (May, 2013)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 7970M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


Radeon HD 7970M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


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Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 7970M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


Radeon HD 7970M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 7970M
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 7970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
255.93 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 860M
162.9 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960M
174.89 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970M
51.18 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960M
53.96 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 960M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 860M
GeForce GTX 960M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Battlefield 4

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The GTX 765M is also based on the 28nm GK106 Kepler GPU but features 768 CUDA cores and works at 850MHz+ GPU clock and comes with 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4GHz and paired up with a 128-bit memory interface for 64GB/s of memory bandwidth.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Wimbledon
Market Laptop
Clock speed 850 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 7970M 850 MHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,280
Texture mapping units 80
Render output processors 32
Compute units 20
Pixel rate 27.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 68 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,176 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,200 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 100W
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