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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 765M Radeon HD 8970M
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 140%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 120%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 113%
Hitman 3 374% 213%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 238%
FIFA 21 84% 21%
Far Cry 6 427% 248%
Genshin Impact 265% 140%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 423% 245%
Watch Dogs Legion 252% 132%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8970M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M.

The GeForce GTX 765M and the Radeon HD 8970M have the same core clock speed of 850 MHz, but the Radeon HD 8970M has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 765M. As a result, the Radeon HD 8970M exhibits a 13.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 765M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 765M and the Radeon HD 8970M have the same core clock speed of 850 MHz, but the Radeon HD 8970M has 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 765M. As a result, the Radeon HD 8970M exhibits a 13.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 765M. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 765M was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 8970M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 765M and the Radeon HD 8970M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon HD 8970M has 89.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 765M, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 8970M is much better than the GeForce GTX 765M.

The GeForce GTX 765M has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8970M has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 765M is 653 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8970M is 979. The Radeon HD 8970M having 326 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8970M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 765M.

The GeForce GTX 765M requires 65 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8970M requires 100 Watts. The Radeon HD 8970M requires 35 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 765M to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 8970M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 765M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock-vs900 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1GCN 1.1 Neptune XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date30 May 2013vs14 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.9
vs green tick
10
1600x900
7
vs green tick
8.8
1920x1080
5.5
vs green tick
6.9
2560x1440
3.7
vs green tick
5.1
3840x2160
2.4
vs green tick
3.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth64.1GB/secvs153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs1280
Actual Shader Performance31%vs47%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs80
Texture Rate54.4 GTexel/svs68 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate13.6 GPixel/svs27.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs100 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3630QM 4-Core 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-3820QM 4-Core 2.7GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 760M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1 which has 4 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 850MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1002MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Kepler Boost, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 65W, it is suited for large laptops.

Performance
Despite being underclocked, when compared to GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 765M ends up performing better in most cases as fast since the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology allows an even higher Central Unit Speed, which most times exceeds the 950MHz.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is on average with the desktop GeForce GTX 650 Ti.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 765M.
Overview
Radeon HD 8970M is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Neptune XT which has 20 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 850MHz and goes up to 900MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The memory clock operates at 1200MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 100W, it is suited for very large laptops.

Performance
Radeon HD 8970M is essentially a fast Radeon HD 7970M.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance slightly above NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8970M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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