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 35.53 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
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

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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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 benchmark 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
35.41
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

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 720p
155
 
medium / 768p
101
 
high / 1080p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
69
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 768p
209
 
medium / 768p
139
 
high / 1080p
92
 
ultra / 1080p
65
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

medium / 768p
102
 
ultra / 1080p
98
 

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
recommended GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

medium / 768p
186
 
high / 768p
160
 
ultra / 1080p
128
 

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 720p
78
 
medium / 768p
79
 
high / 1080p
75
 
ultra / 1080p
66
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 720p
60
 
medium / 768p
47
 
high / 1080p
28
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 720p
84
 
medium / 768p
75
 
high / 1080p
45
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 720p
63
 
medium / 1080p
59
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
51
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 768p
152
 
medium / 768p
104
 
high / 1080p
55
 
ultra / 1080p
43
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 720p
101
 
medium / 768p
84
 
high / 1080p
32
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 720p
144
 
medium / 768p
142
 
high / 1080p
63
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 720p
81
 
medium / 768p
73
 
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

low / 720p
95
 
medium / 1080p
72
 
high / 1080p
49
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

medium / 768p
115
 
high / 768p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

medium / 768p
379
 
high / 768p
280
 
ultra / 1080p
126
 

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended Radeon HD 5850

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

medium / 768p
129
 
high / 768p
129
 
ultra / 1080p
128
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.

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 nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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