Amd Firepro M6100 vs Radeon 7970m

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  1. bartuc66

    bartuc66 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Of these two cards, which video card would be a better value for my Alienware M15x. I can currently get a M6100 for 100 USD (new) versus a 7970m for about 200+USD(new) or 120 USD(used). Is the 7970m worth the additional cost?

    I am also curious to what the difference between a Firepro and regular Amd card are (both in gaming and professional aspects).

    Can both of these cards handle Doom 2016 or should I consider something else? I am open to other cards, but would really like to purchase a card that is as "plug and play" as possible. I also would like native fan control as well, which to my understanding, both the M6100 and 7970m do have.
     
  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    The 7970M is about 10-15% faster than the FirePro

    EDIT: The M6100 is akin in performance to a 860M (750 Ti) whereas the 7970M is a bit faster. Both can play modern games assuming you are fine with low-medium settings at 1920x1080.
     
  3. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    Buy the 2GB HD 8970M.
    I don't know about the M6100 but the HD 7xxx series is dying, don't buy those.
     
  4. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    The 8970M is just a 7970M with a 50MHz overclock...
     
  5. nforce4max

    nforce4max Notebook Guru

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    You can get a used m6100 for like $90 with free shipping on eBay at this time, I like it enough to have bought a spare should the first one fail on me.
     
  6. deadsmiley

    deadsmiley Notebook Deity

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    The M6100 is pretty wimpy compared to the 8970M. Have had both and there is a lot more difference than 10-15%! The M6100 is difficult to BIOS mod and even if you do there isn't a lot left in it over stock. No way is it going to push past the 7970M.
     
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