AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile vs HD 8970M Crossfire

AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
30.48
 
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Architecture
Polaris
 
GCN
Code name
Polaris
 
Neptune CF
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
18 April 2017
 
1 May 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$301.69
 
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Price now
$160
 
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Technical specs

Radeon RX 580 Mobile and 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 RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
2560
Core clock speed
1077 MHz
 
850 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
900 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
200 Watt
Texture fill rate
155.1 GTexel / s
 
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Floating-point performance
4,963 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire 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
MXM-B (3.0)
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 580 Mobile and 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
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Memory bus width
n/d
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
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4800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB / s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12
 
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 580 Mobile 40.41 +3.4%
HD 8970M Crossfire 39.07

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX 580 Mobile 290090 +7.5%
HD 8970M Crossfire 269832

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 580 Mobile 69325
HD 8970M Crossfire 70114 +1.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 580 Mobile 9754 +19.8%
HD 8970M Crossfire 8145

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 580 Mobile 11261 +8.8%
HD 8970M Crossfire 10354

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 580 Mobile 15223 +22.5%
HD 8970M Crossfire 12424

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile

3.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 1 May 2012)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (100 vs 200 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire

More pipelines (2560 vs 2304)

So, RX 580 Mobile or HD 8970M Crossfire?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile and AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire. The differences in performance seem too small.
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