AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire

Summary

AMD started Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire sales 1 May 2012. This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers.

Power consumption is at 200 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 33.09 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Neptune CF
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
1 May 2012
 

Technical specs

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 Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire's 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 size
large
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on 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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
31.90
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
269832.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
70114.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8145.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
10354.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
12424.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
34215.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
122.60
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.44
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
100
At recommended settings
96.45
New games support
83
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
77.60
 
medium / 768p
78.60
 
high / 1080p
75.10
 
ultra / 1080p
66.30
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
60.00
 
medium / 768p
47.20
 
high / 1080p
27.90
 
ultra / 1080p
19.60
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
83.90
 
medium / 768p
75.40
 
high / 1080p
44.90
 
ultra / 1080p
41.20
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
63.00
 
medium / 1080p
59.00
 
high / 1080p
53.00
 
ultra / 1080p
51.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
154.80
 
medium / 768p
100.80
 
high / 1080p
113.40
 
ultra / 1080p
68.80
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
152.20
 
medium / 768p
104.40
 
high / 1080p
55.30
 
ultra / 1080p
42.80
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
100.50
 
medium / 768p
83.50
 
high / 1080p
31.80
 
ultra / 1080p
24.60
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
144.00
 
medium / 768p
142.00
 
high / 1080p
63.00
 
ultra / 1080p
55.00
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
81.40
 
medium / 768p
72.90
 
high / 1080p
58.20
 
ultra / 1080p
37.40
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
95.10
 
medium / 1080p
72.10
 
high / 1080p
48.80
 
ultra / 1080p
47.40
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
208.80
 
medium / 768p
138.80
 
high / 1080p
92.20
 
ultra / 1080p
64.90
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
medium / 768p
114.90
 
high / 768p
91.20
 
ultra / 1080p
37.80
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
medium / 768p
378.75
 
high / 768p
279.75
 
ultra / 1080p
126.25
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
medium / 768p
186.10
 
high / 768p
159.70
 
ultra / 1080p
127.80
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
high / 768p
79.00
 
ultra / 1080p
71.60
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 880M SLI, which is faster by 2% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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