AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Comparison of Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
384.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q.
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.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
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%
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)
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)
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.