AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) vs NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI

AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI

General info

Comparison of Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.2 / 2.0
 
G8x
Code name
Stoney Ridge
 
NB8E-SE
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 June 2016
 
18 September 2007

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
128
 
64
Core clock speed
n/d
 
625 MHz
Boost Clock
600 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
3100 Million
 
578 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
80 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
58 Watt

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.
Laptop size
n/d
 
large

Memory

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.
Memory type
n/d
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
800 MHz
Shared memory
+
 
-

Technologies

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.
PCI-E 16x
n/d
 
+
Gigathread technology
n/d
 
+
HDCP-capable
n/d
 
+
PowerMizer 7.0
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge) and GeForce 8700M GT SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
 
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

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%

Gaming performance

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)
UVD 6
VCE 2.0
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)
HDCP-capable
PowerMizer 7.0
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
PCI-E 16x
OpenGL 2.1
Gigathread technology

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.

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