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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire GeForce GTX 770M
Hitman 3 91% 242%
Cyberpunk 2077 47% 163%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 34% 140%
Resident Evil 8 47% 163%
FIFA 21 26% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 106% 270%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 30% 133%
Genshin Impact 47% 163%
Far Cry 6 112% 280%
The Medium 83% 228%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M.

The HD 8970M has a 39 MHz higher core clock speed and 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 770M. This results in the HD 8970M providing 71.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 8970M has a 39 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 770M. This results in the HD 8970M providing 34.9 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 770M was released less than a year after the HD 8970M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD 8970M has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 770M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 8970M also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 8970M has 211 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 770M, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8970M is massively better than the GeForce GTX 770M.

The Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770M has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8970M is 1958 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 770M is 779. The HD 8970M having 1179 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 8970M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 770M.

The Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire requires 200 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 770M requires 75 Watts. The HD 8970M requires 125 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 770M to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 8970M may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 770M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs811 MHz
Boost Clock900 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Neptune XT (x2)Kepler GK106-N14E-GS-A1
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 May 2013vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth307.2GB/secvs96.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs960
Actual Shader Performance94%vs37%
Texture Mapping Units160vs80
Texture Rate136 GTexel/svs64.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs24
Pixel Rate54.4 GPixel/svs19.5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power200 Wattsvs75 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3940XM 4-Core 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-4700MQ 4-Core 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 8970M Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 8970M put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 8970M to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to twice as better as a single Radeon HD 8970M performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon HD 8970M.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
GeForce GTX 770M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler 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.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Kepler GK106-N14E-GS-A1 which has 5 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 960 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 24 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 811MHz.

The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1002MHz.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it is suited for large laptops.

GeForce GTX 770M is essentially a fast GeForce GTX 675MX.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly better than the older GeForce GTX 675MX.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 770M.
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