AMD Radeon HD 8970M vs AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire

AMD Radeon HD 8970M

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The AMD Radeon HD 8970M is a 28nm DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture. Built primarily for large laptops, the advanced card is positioned near the top of the high-end category as of 2013. Its performance and feature set are similar to the HD 7970M, as the 8970M shares the same core and only features a higher maximum core clock.

The design of the Radeon 8900M series has its roots to the Pitcairn chip as found on the desktop Radeon HD 7870. The 8970M in particular is similar to its desktop Radeon HD 7870 counterpart with 1280 1D shader cores and 80 texture units, but has a core clock of only 900 MHz (boost) versus the 1000 MHz clock of the HD 7870. Compared to the HD 7970M, the 8970M shares the same base clock rate but with a 50 MHz higher Turbo clock for a 6% increase (1.01 TFLOPS vs. 1.07 TFLOPS) in raw SP calculations. As a result, general performance of the HD 8970M is somewhere between the 7850 and 7870 desktop Radeon cards.

When compared to mobile Nvidia GPUs, the HD 8970M performs significantly faster than the GeForce GTX 675M and slightly above the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M. Therefore, almost all demanding games of 2013 will run fluently on very high details and 1080p resolution.

Features of the 8970M include the new UVD3 video decoder for decoding MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, Flash, Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos directly from the AMD GPU.

The 8900M series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the 8970M can directly support up to 6 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features of the 8900M series include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off. Power Gating, however, is not supported according to AMD. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP range. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games like Lost Planet, Crysis or Resident Evil 5.

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it now allows audio to output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

Power consumption of the 8970M is in the same ballpark as the GeForce GTX 680M. The subsequently large heat output suits the 8970M as an option only for large laptops or DTRs (desktop replacements) equipped with relatively powerful cooling solutions.

AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire

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The AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire (also known as the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 8970 X2 or CrossFireX) is a combination of two high-end graphics card for big and heavy laptops. Usually, each single card renders a single frame in an alternating manner. Therefore, it may suffer from micro stuttering in low frame rates below 30 FPS due to staggering timespans between two frames (e.g., irregular delays between sequential frames).

The HD 8970M is based on the desktop HD 7870 Pitcairn chip with 1280 1D shaders and 80 texture units. The GCN (graphics core next) architecture supports DirectX11 and OpenGL 4.2. More information on the features of the single 8970M can be found on the GPU page. Compared to the 7970M, the 8970M is based on the same chip but offers an increased core clock rate by 50 MHz when in Turbo.

The Performance of two HD 8970M GPUs in Crossfire mode is similar to the GeForce GTX 680M SLI an just slightly below the GTX 780M SLI. As of 2013, however, the Crossfire solution currently suffers more from micro stuttering than Nvidia SLI solutions. Regardless, modern and demanding games like Battlefield 3 or Metro Last Light are still playable in high resolution and max. settings with anti-aliasing.

The power consumption of the CF combination is very high (2x 100 Watt) and is thus only suited for very large desktop replacement laptops.

AMD Radeon HD 8970MAMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 8900M Series
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire 2560 @ 850 - 900 MHz2x 256 Bit @ 4800 MHz
Radeon HD 8970M 1280 @ 850 - 900 MHz256 Bit @ 4800 MHz
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire 2560 @ 850 - 900 MHz2x 256 Bit @ 4800 MHz
Radeon HD 8970M 1280 @ 850 - 900 MHz256 Bit @ 4800 MHz
CodenameNeptuneNeptune CF
ArchitectureGCNGCN
Pipelines1280 - unified2560 - unified
Core Speed850 - 900 (Boost) MHz850 - 900 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed4800 MHz4800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit2x 256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Transistors2800 Million
technology28 nm28 nm
Features2304 GLOPS SP, 144 DP Compute Power, 154 GB/s Memory Bandwidth, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, 20 Compute Units (OpenCL 1.2), 212 mm2 Die Size, PCIe 3.0 x16
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement15.05.2013 01.05.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
16 pt (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 7787     avg: 12469     median: 12468.5 (19%)     max: 17150 Points
min: 22284     avg: 22716     median: 22905 (34%)     max: 22959 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 29580     avg: 31027     median: 31027 (16%)     max: 32474 Points
min: 69869     avg: 72419     median: 70114 (36%)     max: 77275 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 3812     avg: 4246     median: 4245.5 (14%)     max: 4679 Points
min: 8049     avg: 8290     median: 8145 (27%)     max: 8677 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 4967     avg: 5039     median: 5038.5 (12%)     max: 5110 Points
min: 10163     avg: 10604     median: 10354 (24%)     max: 11296 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 82309     avg: 110127     median: 110127 (15%)     max: 137945 Points
min: 275145     avg: 310088     median: 309449 (41%)     max: 345670 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 4922     avg: 5780     median: 5422 (14%)     max: 6997 Points
min: 10816     avg: 11230     median: 10997 (28%)     max: 11877 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 6798     avg: 7180     median: 6818 (12%)     max: 7923 Points
min: 12361     avg: 13160     median: 12424 (21%)     max: 14696 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
min: 51.1     avg: 56.1     median: 56.1 (19%)     max: 61.1 fps
123 fps (41%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 62.3     avg: 75.8     median: 75.8 (14%)     max: 89.3 fps
154 fps (29%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8970M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8970M → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire → 165% n=22

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
73.8  fps
110%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
81.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
63.5  fps
115%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
72.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
33  fps
176%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
58.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
20.8  fps
180%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
37.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
80.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
74.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
51.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
46.1  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
144  fps
100%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
144  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
139  fps
102%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
142  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60  fps
105%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
63  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
54  fps
102%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
55  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
190  fps
99%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
189  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
158  fps
96%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
152  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
124  fps
102%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
126  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
54  fps
104%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
56  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
149.3  fps
52%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
77.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
99.9  fps
79%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
78.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
53.4  fps
141%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
75.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
50.1  fps
132%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
66.3  fps
Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
42.2  fps
100%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
42.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
28.9  fps
116%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
33.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
16.1  fps
113%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
18.2  fps
FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
292.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
234.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
161.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
155.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
62.1  fps
97%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
47.7  fps
99%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
47.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
27.8  fps
100%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
27.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
16.6  fps
118%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
19.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60.4  fps
100%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
60.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
51.3  fps
90%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
46.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
32.6  fps
97%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
31.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
16.7  fps
93%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
15.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
81.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
33.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
15  fps
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
172.3  fps
90%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
154.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
126.6  fps
80%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
100.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
116.3  fps
98%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
113.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
54.2  fps
127%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
68.8  fps
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
74.7  fps
112%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
83.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
69.3  fps
109%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
75.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
42.2  fps
106%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
44.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
40.8  fps
101%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
41.2  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
52.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
47.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
31.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
27.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
82.6  fps
122%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
100.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
54.1  fps
154%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
83.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
29.8  fps
107%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
31.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
24.8  fps
99%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
24.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
101  fps
62%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
63  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
50  fps
118%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
59  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
44  fps
120%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
53  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
35  fps
146%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
51  fps
XCOM 2

XCOM 2

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
88.7  fps
107%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
95.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
39.7  fps
182%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
72.1  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
25.6  fps
191%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
48.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
25  fps
190%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
47.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
85  fps
179%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
152.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
54  fps
193%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
104.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
31.9  fps
173%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
55.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
23.4  fps
183%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
42.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
212.7  fps
98%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
208.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
139.6  fps
99%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
138.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
81.3  fps
113%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
92.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
65.1  fps
100%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
64.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
82.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
67.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
40.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
37  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
87.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
71  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
55.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
48.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
62.9  fps
88%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
55.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
56.9  fps
93%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
53.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
38  fps
127%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
48.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
19.4  fps
147%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
28.6  fps
Fallout 4

Fallout 4

2015
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
96.6  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
66.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
39  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
30.9  fps
Anno 2205

Anno 2205

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
106  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
64.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
13.1  fps
FIFA 16

FIFA 16

2015
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
194.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
141.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
109.6  fps
low 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
166.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
145  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
101.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
77.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
81.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
53.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
30.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
17.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
196  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
124.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
82.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
49.5  fps
GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
138.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
127.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
55.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
23.1  fps
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
182.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
139  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
102  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
87.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
65.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
53.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
35  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
26.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60  fps
med. 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
57.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
46  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
82.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
74.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
63.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
42.9  fps
Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
59.1  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
55.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
50.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
49.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
35.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
49.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
46.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
45  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
27.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
81.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
46.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
23.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
17.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
30  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
30  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
30  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
70.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
69.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
53  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
31  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
80.7 167.3 ~ 124 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
67.4 140.8 ~ 104 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
57.4 109.2 ~ 83 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
37.7 48.8 ~ 43 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
244  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
191  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
114  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
50  fps
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
344.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
266.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
261  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
251.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
25.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
119.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
119.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
63.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
32.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
82.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
73.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
57.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
30.4  fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
102.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
97.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
54.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
53.7  fps
108%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
57.4 57.6 ~ 58 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
22.8 46.8 ~ 35 fps
140%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
48.9 49.3 ~ 49 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
18.7 22.8 ~ 21 fps
110%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
23.2 23.2 ~ 23 fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
146.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
97.9  fps
153%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
140.8 159.4 ~ 150 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
92.6  fps
143%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
128.4 134.8 ~ 132 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
37.8 62.2 ~ 50 fps
224%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
110.3 112.7 ~ 112 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
93.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
86.3  fps
115%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
97.9 100 ~ 99 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
29.4 56.7 ~ 43 fps
191%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
79.3 84.9 ~ 82 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
23.1 31.9 ~ 28 fps
189%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
53 53.2 ~ 53 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
180.1 204.8 ~ 192 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
139.4 150.3 ~ 145 fps
115%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
161.4 172.2 ~ 167 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
123.3 136.1 ~ 130 fps
120%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
146.6 166.2 ~ 156 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
37.4 43.7 55.3 ~ 45 fps
193%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
86.1 87.7 ~ 87 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
160.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
140.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
60.6  fps
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
156.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
104.4  fps
113%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
118.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
80.3  fps
113%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
90.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
44.4  fps
108%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
47.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
310.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
188.4  fps
201%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
369.5 388 ~ 379 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
133.3  fps
210%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
275.1 284.4 ~ 280 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
54.2 61.7 ~ 58 fps
217%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
126 126.5 ~ 126 fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
117.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
77.6  fps
148%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
114.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
36.2 52.5 ~ 44 fps
207%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
91.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
20.6 23.4 ~ 22 fps
172%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
37.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
310.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
221  fps
76%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
168.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
176.7  fps
95%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
168.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
81.3 109.4 ~ 95 fps
175%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
166.7  fps
Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
88.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
79.6  fps
122%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
96.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
32.8 61.4 ~ 47 fps
168%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
78.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
18.7 28.3 ~ 24 fps
213%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
51  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
43  fps
104%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
44.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
14.6 41.2 ~ 28 fps
154%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
43.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
12.1 28.4 ~ 20 fps
163%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
32.5  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
54.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
49.3  fps
155%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
76.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
21.4 43.6 ~ 33 fps
206%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
68.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
19.7 35.2 ~ 27 fps
242%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
65.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
187.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
174.4  fps
141%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
243.1 249.6 ~ 246 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
121.6  fps
176%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
207.3 219.8 ~ 214 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60.9 84.2 ~ 73 fps
212%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
152 158.2 ~ 155 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
60  fps
100%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
60  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
28.6 58.1 ~ 43 fps
139%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
59.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
27.2 53.6 ~ 40 fps
150%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
59.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
174.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
143  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
112.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
47.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
126.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
126.1  fps
102%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
128.8 129 ~ 129 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
126  fps
102%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
128.2 129 ~ 129 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
73.3 112 ~ 93 fps
138%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
128 128.2 ~ 128 fps
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
456.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
316.3  fps
115%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
362.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
308.9  fps
86%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
266.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
115 295.4 ~ 205 fps
104%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
213  fps
F1 2012

F1 2012

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
144  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
101  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
91  fps
111%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
101  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
65  fps
106%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
69  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
127.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
111.4  fps
123%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
137  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
99.2  fps
132%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
131  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
47.2 69.9 ~ 59 fps
202%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
119  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
89.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
22.2 50.4 ~ 36 fps
108%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
39 39.8 ~ 39 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
20.4 39.7 ~ 30 fps
127%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
36.6 40 ~ 38 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
261.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
238.3  fps
78%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
186.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
219.7  fps
73%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
159.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
102.1 194.1 ~ 148 fps
86%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
127.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
196.7  fps
138%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
271  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
121.1  fps
96%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
116  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
124.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
90.1  fps
141%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
124.8 129.7 ~ 127 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
37.7 79.2 ~ 58 fps
193%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
109.5 114.5 ~ 112 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
23.4 30.2 ~ 27 fps
233%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
62.5 62.6 ~ 63 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
73.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
72.4  fps
113%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
82  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
29.3 71.3 ~ 50 fps
157%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
78.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
30.5 61.4 ~ 46 fps
168%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
77.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
115.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
85.3  fps
108%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
92.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
35 83.5 ~ 59 fps
149%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
88  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
33.4 55.8 ~ 45 fps
193%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
87  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
244.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
206.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
182.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
115.8  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
99.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
100.8  fps
112%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
113.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
82.1  fps
109%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
89.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
35 48.4 ~ 42 fps
171%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
71.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
59.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
59.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
59.9  fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
143.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
97.9  fps
126%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
123  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
33.1 49.2 ~ 41 fps
205%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
84.1  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
200.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
161.4  fps
99%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
160.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
113.1  fps
114%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
129.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
46.1 58.9 ~ 53 fps
196%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
104.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
90.4  fps
87%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
79  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
38.4 59.2 ~ 49 fps
146%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
71.6  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
171.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
144.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
137.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
109.2  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
106.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
91.9  fps
148%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
120.6 151 ~ 136 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
35.4 87 ~ 61 fps
210%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
112.9 142.2 ~ 128 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8970M:
30.9 45.3 ~ 38 fps
247%
Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire:
86.2 102.2 ~ 94 fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8970M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire → 134%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 134%

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