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Radeon HD 7970M vs GeForce GTX 580 (desktop)

By H3llion
May 10, 2012
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  1. Was wondering if the AMD 7970M outperforms the GTX 580 desktop card. I am only asking this since I heard it on some forums, just wanted to double-check (google no yielding any search results).
     
  2. Chris Barry

    Chris Barry TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Iv read that the 580m loses heavily to the 7970m, Not sure about the desktop version.
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,970   +739

    Which forums? S|A...Rage3D ? whomever they are they seem to be in the terminal stages of red-itis

    7970M is a desktop HD 7870 with HD 7850 clocks. If you want some better indicator, check Steve's review of both cards. The 7970M would be a little higher than the HD 7850 results. Clockspeed is generally more sensitive to performance than shader count- especially if the ROP count is unchanged.
     
  5. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 977   +99

    Mac Rumours, heard it performs same / outperforms 580.

    Thanks for replies, will look through the review Divide linked and the benchmarks too.
     
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,970   +739

  7. 121212

    121212 TS Rookie

    You are wrong. Click your second link: it's the result of 2X 7770 (in CrossFire mode)...
    A single 7770 two times weaker than a 7970m.
     
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

    Oh... you are right. Must review this whole thread then to make things right.

    After more research (taking my previous mistake into account) it seems the 7970M might be as fast as a desktop GTX 570... which is incredible imo. That's assuming the results from http://compare-processors.com/rank/notebookgraphics.php?AMD Radeon HD 7970M=on&cp=Compare are accurate. I'd like to get my hands on a laptop with this card in it so I can see for myself.
     


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