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 36.26 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

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
 
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 14000
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
36.47
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
269832
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
70114
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8145
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
10354
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
12424
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
34215
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
123
 

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
0.19
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
78
 
medium / 768p
79
 
high / 1080p
75
 
ultra / 1080p
66
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
60
 
medium / 768p
47
 
high / 1080p
28
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
84
 
medium / 768p
75
 
high / 1080p
45
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
63
 
medium / 1080p
59
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
155
 
medium / 768p
101
 
high / 1080p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
69
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
152
 
medium / 768p
104
 
high / 1080p
55
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
101
 
medium / 768p
84
 
high / 1080p
32
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
144
 
medium / 768p
142
 
high / 1080p
63
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
81
 
medium / 768p
73
 
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
95
 
medium / 1080p
72
 
high / 1080p
49
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
209
 
medium / 768p
139
 
high / 1080p
92
 
ultra / 1080p
65
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
medium / 768p
115
 
high / 768p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 
Dota 2 (2013)
medium / 768p
102
 
ultra / 1080p
98
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
medium / 768p
160
 
high / 768p
140
 
ultra / 1080p
61
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
medium / 768p
379
 
high / 768p
280
 
ultra / 1080p
126
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
medium / 768p
186
 
high / 768p
160
 
ultra / 1080p
128
 
Dishonored (2012)
medium / 768p
129
 
high / 768p
129
 
ultra / 1080p
128
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
high / 768p
79
 
ultra / 1080p
72
 

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 980M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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