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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8970M GeForce GTX 780M
Cyberpunk 2077 213% 185%
Hyper Scape 113% 94%
Call of Duty Warzone 128% 108%
Valorant 78% 80%
Grand Theft Auto VI 248% 217%
Death Stranding 140% 119%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 213% 185%
Doom Eternal 132% 112%
Marvel's Avengers 213% 185%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 113% 94%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8970M.

The Radeon HD 8970M has a 79 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780M, but the GeForce GTX 780M has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8970M. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780M exhibits a 30.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 8970M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon HD 8970M has a 79 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 8970M providing 2.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 780M was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 8970M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 780M has 2048 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 8970M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 780M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 780M has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 8970M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 780M is marginally better than the Radeon HD 8970M.

The Radeon HD 8970M has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780M has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8970M is 979 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780M is 1224. The GeForce GTX 780M having 245 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 780M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 8970M.

The Radeon HD 8970M requires 100 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780M requires 122 Watts. The GeForce GTX 780M requires 22 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8970M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 780M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8970M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs771 MHz
Boost Clock900 MHzvs797 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Neptune XTKepler GK104-N14E-GTX-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date14 May 2013vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
8.8
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9.2
1920x1080
6.9
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7.2
2560x1440
5.1
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5.2
3840x2160
3.5
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3.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth153.6GB/secvs160GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs1536
Actual Shader Performance47%vs59%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs128
Texture Rate68 GTexel/svs98.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate27.2 GPixel/svs24.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power100 Wattsvs122 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3820QM 4-Core 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i7-4800MQ 4-Core 2.7GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 8970M is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Neptune XT which has 20 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 850MHz and goes up to 900MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The memory clock operates at 1200MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 100W, it is suited for very large laptops.

Performance
Radeon HD 8970M is essentially a fast Radeon HD 7970M.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance slightly above NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8970M.
Overview
GeForce GTX 780M is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK104-N14E-GTX-A2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 1536 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 771MHz and goes up to 797MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 122W, it is suited for very large sized laptops.

Performance
GeForce GTX 780M is a essentially a fast GeForce GTX 680MX.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly better than the older GeForce GTX 680MX.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Power Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 780M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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