AMD Announces Radeon HD 8970M Chip with Claims as Fastest Mobile GPU

AMD Announces Radeon HD 8970M Chip with Claims as Fastest Mobile GPU

AMD has unveiled its Radeon HD 8970M mobile graphics chip that is the most powerful from its Radeon HD 8000M stable. The new chip packs twice the number of stream processors as the 8870M graphics chip, and the company claims that it can be up to 54 per cent faster than NVIDIA's GeForce 680M.

(Image Source: AMD via Engadget)

From the slide above, the Radeon HD 8970M features 1280 stream processors, or 20 compute unit clusters (GCN). Besides boasting of a higher clock speed of 850MHz (up to 900MHz with boost), the new mobile graphics chipset also features video memory with a higher clockspeed of 1200MHz.

The MSI GX70 3BE Gaming series laptop. (Image Source: MSI)

The Radeon HD 8970M is currently featured in MSI's latest AMD APU-based Gaming laptop, the GX70 3BE that is powered by an AMD quad-core A10-5750M "Richland" APU with a full HD 17.3-inch display. For more details on this upcoming Gaming laptop, please visit its product page here.

(Source: AMD via Engadget, MSI)

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