7970M vs. 680M - review showdown!

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  1. jaybee83

    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    ok here we go guys, lets see whos boss this gen ;)

    Test GeForce GTX 680M vs. Radeon HD 7970M - Notebookcheck.com Tests

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    rough summary: without enduro, 7970M beats 680M by a hair, with enduro 680M is a tad faster. strangely, some nvidia-favored games actually seem to run better on the AMD card, which could be due to nvidia driver issues on the 680M. all in all, it looks like 680M and 7970M are pretty much on par!

    enjoy! :)

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  2. hizzaah

    hizzaah Notebook Virtuoso

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    great article! I can't wait to see how these two beasts progress as they get better driver support. And hopefully enduro isn't a flop..

    +rep
     
  3. TokamakH3

    TokamakH3 Notebook Guru

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    While I feel a warm fuzzy feeling for not plunking down twice as much cash for a 680m, those charts really drive home the Enduro performance hit. It seems to be very significant.
     
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    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    thanks mate!

    as for features (gpu switching) and heat/energy consumption, the 680M was definitely declared the winner in that article (id agree when looking at the respective results), but that still wouldnt justify the horrendous pricing for the card, especially seeing that the performance results are basically equal.

    and yep, enduro really does have a significant performance hit. the author of this article even kinda "begs" clevo to include an enduro off-switch in future bios versions :rolleyes: in any case, seeing this data makes me kinda happy that my machine doesnt have gpu switching :p
     
  5. Tmets

    Tmets De-evolving to Amoeba

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    I kind of expected more of a difference. They really need better drivers though.
     
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    clintre Notebook Evangelist

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    Both better drivers. Got to remember AMD drivers suck too. These cards were never going to be too far apart.
     
  7. 3Stars&ASun

    3Stars&ASun Notebook Consultant

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    maybe you should start a petition for clevo to enable us to turn off enduro and make our clevo's run without the intel hd4000... :D
     
  8. Mr_Mysterious

    Mr_Mysterious Like...duuuuuude

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    oh gods no. Not another petition :p

    Sounds like AMD hit another home run :D Go AMD!

    Mr. Mysterious
     
  9. 3Stars&ASun

    3Stars&ASun Notebook Consultant

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    That's weird, on BF3 and most games the 7970m on a clevo gets slightly better results than the alienware with 7970m... but then the clevo had a 3720qm while the alienware had a 3610qm...
     
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    3Stars&ASun Notebook Consultant

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    I'm starting to think that the 3610qm bottlenecks the 7970m slightly...
     
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