AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Turing
Code name
Neptune CF
 
Turing TU104
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 May 2012
 
6 January 2019

Technical specs

Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q'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 and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
2944
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
735-990 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
1095-1230 MHz
Transistor count
no data
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
90 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
201.5 GTexel / s

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 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
 
large
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q: 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
no data
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
12000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
384.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.
Display Connectors
no data
 
No outputs
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
no data
 
+
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 8970M Crossfire 40.44
RTX 2080 Max-Q 65.55 +62.1%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

HD 8970M Crossfire 269832
RTX 2080 Max-Q 425550 +57.7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

HD 8970M Crossfire 70114
RTX 2080 Max-Q 117764 +68%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

HD 8970M Crossfire 8145
RTX 2080 Max-Q 17374 +113.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

HD 8970M Crossfire 10354
RTX 2080 Max-Q 20703 +100%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD 8970M Crossfire 12424
RTX 2080 Max-Q 27973 +125.2%

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD 8970M Crossfire 34215
RTX 2080 Max-Q 51930 +51.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire over NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

62.1% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 1 May 2012)
More pipelines (2944 vs 2560)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (90 vs 200 watts)
NVLink
DLSS
Raytraycing
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
650 Watt system power recommended

So, HD 8970M Crossfire or RTX 2080 Max-Q?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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