AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) vs NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI
Comparison of Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI'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)
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI 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.
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI: 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
Memory clock speed
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
R2 (Stoney Ridge) 0.28 +55.6%
8700M GT SLI 0.18
3DMark Vantage Performance
R2 (Stoney Ridge) 2136
8700M GT SLI 2196 +2.8%
Let's see how good Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
55.6% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 June 2016 vs 18 September 2007)
More pipelines (128 vs 64)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 80 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 58 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
Shader clock frequence 1250 MHz
PureVideo technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoder acceleration)
HDR (high dynamic-range lighting)
designed for Windows Vista
16x full image AA
16x AF independent on angles
128-bit HDR illumination with AA
Dual-Link DVI exits for TFT resolutions up to 2560x1600
So, R2 (Stoney Ridge) or 8700M GT SLI?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge).
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.