NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M SLI vs AMD Radeon HD 7970M

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Games supported 70%
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Radeon HD 7970M
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 850
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4800
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 620
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 499$
Games supported 70%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating351361
Value for money2.981.88
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)Fermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameWimbledon XTN12E-GTX2
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date1 May 2012
(10 years old)
6 January 2011
(12 years old)
Current price$338 $499
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1280768
Core clock speed850 MHz620 MHz
Number of transistors2,800 millionno data
Manufacturing process technology28 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Watt2x 100 Watt
Texture fill rate68.00no data
Floating-point performance2,176 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7970M and GeForce GTX 675M SLI 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.

Laptop sizelargelarge
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)no data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data
SLI optionsno data+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBno data
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed4800 MHz3000 MHz
Memory bandwidth153.6 GB/sno data
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsno data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimusno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_1)11
Shader Model5.1no data
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan1.2.131no data
CUDAno data+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 7970M 9.62
+3.3%
GTX 675M SLI 9.31
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

HD 7970M 21938
+19.2%
GTX 675M SLI 18405

Radeon HD 7970M outperforms GeForce GTX 675M SLI by 19% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

HD 7970M 5645
GTX 675M SLI 6407
+13.5%

GeForce GTX 675M SLI outperforms Radeon HD 7970M by 13% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7970M and GeForce GTX 675M SLI. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 254 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900p84no data
Full HD61no data

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
+0%
18−20
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
+8.3%
12−14
−8.3%
Battlefield 5 30−35
+3.3%
30−33
−3.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
+4%
24−27
−4%
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Far Cry 5 21−24
+4.5%
21−24
−4.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
+4.2%
24−27
−4.2%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
+3.1%
30−35
−3.1%
Hitman 3 21−24
+4.8%
21−24
−4.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 18−20
+5.9%
16−18
−5.9%
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20−22
+0%
20−22
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
+0%
18−20
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
+8.3%
12−14
−8.3%
Battlefield 5 30−35
+3.3%
30−33
−3.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
+4%
24−27
−4%
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Far Cry 5 21−24
+4.5%
21−24
−4.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
+4.2%
24−27
−4.2%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
+3.1%
30−35
−3.1%
Hitman 3 21−24
+4.8%
21−24
−4.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 18−20
+5.9%
16−18
−5.9%
Metro Exodus 14−16
+7.7%
12−14
−7.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20−22
+0%
20−22
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20−22
+5.3%
18−20
−5.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
+0%
18−20
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
+8.3%
12−14
−8.3%
Battlefield 5 30−35
+3.3%
30−33
−3.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Far Cry 5 21−24
+4.5%
21−24
−4.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 24−27
+4.2%
24−27
−4.2%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
+3.1%
30−35
−3.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20−22
+5.3%
18−20
−5.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
+7.1%
14−16
−7.1%
Hitman 3 14−16
+7.7%
12−14
−7.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Metro Exodus 9−10
+0%
9−10
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
+8.3%
12−14
−8.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Battlefield 5 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Far Cry 5 14−16
+0%
14−16
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Hitman 3 9−10
+0%
9−10
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Metro Exodus 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Battlefield 5 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
+10%
10−11
−10%
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 9.62 9.31
Recency 1 May 2012 6 January 2011
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1280 768
Chip lithography 28 nm 40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 100 Watt 2 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Radeon HD 7970M

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M SLI
GeForce GTX 675M SLI

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon HD 7970M by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7970M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 780M, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 675M SLI by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 675M SLI's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 460 Mobile, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our performance rating.

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