Radeon_HD_8970M
AMD Radeon HD 8970M

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How well can the Radeon HD 8970M run games
26 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon HD 8970M is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How many years will the Radeon HD 8970M graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 8970M in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon HD 8970M, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 8970M? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon HD 8970M? Then we would suggest getting a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, as it can run 981 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 253% increased graphics performance. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 120% better and can run 534 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The Radeon HD 8970M is released on 14 May 2013

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Neptune XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
72 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
29 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1280
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1200 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
Power
Max Power
100 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon HD 8970M Game Requirement Analysis

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.


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Radeon HD 8970M vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 30% 128%
Halo: Reach 68% 28%
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 213%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 23% 128%
Doom Eternal 11% 96%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 40% 213%
Grand Theft Auto VI 113% 248%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 15% 40%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 57% 213%
Need For Speed Heat 28% 128%
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