NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M vs AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Comparison of GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M'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 GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M 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, PCI Express 2.0
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M: 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
Standard memory configuration
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M. 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.
eDP 1.2 signal support
Up to 3840x2160
LVDS signal support
Up to 1920x1200
VGA аnalog display support
Up to 2048x1536
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Up to 3840x2160
HDCP content protection
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Blu-Ray 3D Support
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 780M 18.76 +15.4%
HD 7970M 16.26
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 780M 35965 +12.9%
HD 7970M 31869
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 780M 4742 +10.1%
HD 7970M 4307
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 780M 5244 +11.7%
HD 7970M 4694
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 780M 7777 +37.8%
HD 7970M 5645
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 780M 26827 +22.3%
HD 7970M 21938
Unigine Heaven 3.0
GTX 780M 76 +31%
HD 7970M 58
GTX 780M 4072 +15.4%
HD 7970M 3528
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
82 Mh/s −209.8%
254 Mh/s +209.8%
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
15.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (11 May 2013 vs 24 April 2012)
More pipelines (1536 vs 1280)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 153.6 GB/s)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
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)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Less power hungry (100 vs 122 watts)
So, GTX 780M or HD 7970M?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 780M and Radeon HD 7970M, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.