AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile vs HD 8970M Crossfire
Comparison of Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
155.1 GTexel / s
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.
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
256.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire.
APIs supported by Radeon RX 580 Mobile and Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
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
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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