NVIDIA GeForce 945M vs AMD Radeon HD 6970M
Comparison of GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCI Express 3.0
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GeForce 945M 9.81
HD 6970M 10.46 +6.6%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GeForce 945M 3310 +17.4%
HD 6970M 2819
3DMark Vantage Performance
GeForce 945M 13507 +13.5%
HD 6970M 11898
GeForce 945M 2130
HD 6970M 2270 +6.6%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
107 Mh/s −10.3%
118 Mh/s +10.3%
Let's see how good GeForce 945M and Radeon HD 6970M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 945M
Much newer (27 October 2015 vs 4 January 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6970M
6.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (960 vs 640)
Higher memory bandwidth (115.2 vs 28.8 GB/s)
So, 945M or HD 6970M?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 945M and AMD Radeon HD 6970M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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