Radeon HD 8970M 

Released May, 2013
  • 850 MHz
  • 4 GB GDDR5
7.1 Out of 10

The Radeon HD 8970M GPU will feature 1280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, 128 Z/Stencil ROPs, and 32 Color ROPs.
by Niels-Broekhuijsen (May, 2013)
Combined with AMD's ZeroCore and Power Gating technology, the HD 7000M series is setting up to be a very power efficient platform.
by Doug-Crowthers (Apr, 2012)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon HD 8970M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


Radeon HD 8970M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Radeon HD 8970M
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon HD 8970M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


Radeon HD 8970M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

Radeon HD 8970M
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 8970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
272.82 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780M
81.78 mHash/s
Radeon R9 M290X
267.31 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8970M
57.22 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780M
35.82 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 M290X
54.54 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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Radeon R9 M290X
GeForce GTX 780M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 780M
Radeon R9 M290X

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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In The News From around the web


AMD Reveals First Mobile Radeon M200 Parts & Rebadges

by Ryan Smith |
In recent years this has especially been the case for laptop/mobile graphics thanks to the larger volume and higher levels of integration as found on those parts, though this does have the unfortunate side effect of meaning GPU announcements get caught up in the deluge of announcements coming out of CES.
Moving on to our second confirmed product, we have a new low end SKU called the R5 M230.
AMD’s Kaveri APUs would feature the latest core architecture along with enhanced GCN graphics on a single die package.
This means that higher frequency DDR3 memory just might come in handy with Kaveri APUs to unleash the full potential of the graphics core.

AMD rolls out Radeon HD 8970M

by Peter Scott |
AMD has announced the HD 8970M, its new flagship mobile GPU, a mobile beast featuring 1280 stream processors and GPU clocks up to 900MHu with boost.
Of course, anyone in the market for a proper high-end mobile GPU should probably hold out for 20nm GPUs, as neither AMD or NV won't offer anything really new while they're stuck at 28nm.

AMD Launches Radeon HD 8970M

by Jarred Walton |
However, check out the list of games with ATI branding from the last year or so: Far Cry 3 (and the spin-off FC3 Blood Dragon), SimCity, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, DmC (Devil May Cry), Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution are all on the list, and outside of DmC and Sleeping Dogs I’d say all of those are names that any gamer would recognize and most of those games have been good if not excellent.
I’m not suggesting those are critical applications for most people, but if GPU compute doesn’t fare any better it would certainly be a problem.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Neptune
Market Laptop
Clock speed 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 1,280
Texture mapping units 80
Render output processors 32
Compute units 20
Pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 72 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,304 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,200 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 100W
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no it's AMD Radeon HD 8970M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM not 4gb!!!!!
Really is 4GB GDDR5?
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