NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M SLI vs AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
Comparison of GeForce GTX 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire'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 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
2x 3540 Million
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire 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.
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire: 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
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 880M SLI 43.39 +12.1%
HD 8970M Crossfire 38.69
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 880M SLI 77057 +9.9%
HD 8970M Crossfire 70114
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 880M SLI 9111 +11.9%
HD 8970M Crossfire 8145
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 880M SLI 11817 +14.1%
HD 8970M Crossfire 10354
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 880M SLI 15823 +27.4%
HD 8970M Crossfire 12424
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 880M SLI 36366 +6.3%
HD 8970M Crossfire 34215
Unigine Heaven 3.0
GTX 880M SLI 146 +18.7%
HD 8970M Crossfire 123
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M SLI
12.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (12 March 2014 vs 1 May 2012)
More pipelines (3072 vs 2560)
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)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
Less power hungry (200 vs 206 watts)
So, GTX 880M SLI or HD 8970M Crossfire?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M SLI.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 880M SLI and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.