Thursday, August 15th 2013

Eurocom adds AMD Radeon HD 8970M to Ivy Bridge based Racer 2.0

Eurocom has added the AMD Radeon HD 8970M to the Ivy Bridge based Racer 2.0 VGA upgradeable laptop. The addition of the MXM 3.0b spec AMD Radeon HD 8970M offers gamers and enthusiasts a new level of ultra high performance graphics to upgrade their existing Racer 2.0 or configure into their new system. Eurocom is always striving to allow upgradeability of legacy systems to allow customers the opportunity to upgrade their system to improve performance and life span. Eurocom engineers have recently finished stress testing and verifying the performance and operation of the 8970M in the Racer 2.0.

The AMD Radeon HD 8970M GPU has 1,280 compute cores running at 850MHz with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running at 1200MHz. With full DirectX 11.1 support, the 8970M offers a great gaming experience for all PC titles. AMD App Acceleration uses GPU compute to accelerate and improve image quality, video playback and overall computing performance. "At Eurocom, we have offered fully upgradeable notebooks to our clients for many years because we believe very strongly in the long term benefits it offers our clients; VGA upgradeability allows users to extend lifespan of their equipment without compromising performance " Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.

The EUROCOM Racer 2.0 is a 15.6" small form factor Mobile Workstation utilizing the Intel Mobile HM 77 Express Chipset with support for the full line of 22nm Ivy Bridge Processors, support for up to three storage drives. The Racer 2.0 supports 32 GB of DDR3-1600 memory.

EUROCOM Racer 2.0 with AMD Radeon HD 8970M Online Benchmarks.
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4 Comments on Eurocom adds AMD Radeon HD 8970M to Ivy Bridge based Racer 2.0

#1
tigger
I'm the only one
Some of them benches look pretty strong compared to gtx675m and 7970m
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HumanSmoke
by: tigger
Some of them benches look pretty strong compared to gtx675m and 7970m
Seems like a weird comparison to me. The 7970M machine has a driver that's over a year old (given AMD's switchable graphics/low GPU utilization issues with Enduro, that seems like a red flag) and a lower clocked (and smaller cache) CPU, while the 675MX has an even lesser specced i5.
Seems like a comparison just to highlight the newer product. Might have made more sense to compare the same notebook configuration with a choice of the available GPUs ( Eurocom are offering eight different GPU options) using current drivers......maybe even toss in the X5 for S&G ( also available with both the 8970M)
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WaroDaBeast
by: HumanSmoke
Seems like a weird comparison to me. The 7970M machine has a driver that's over a year old (given AMD's switchable graphics/low GPU utilization issues with Enduro, that seems like a red flag) and a lower clocked (and smaller cache) CPU, while the 675MX has an even lesser specced i5.
Seems like a comparison just to highlight the newer product. Might have made more sense to compare the same notebook configuration with a choice of the available GPUs ( Eurocom are offering eight different GPU options) using current drivers......maybe even toss in the X5 for S&G ( also available with both the 8970M)
Had a look at wikipedia comparison tables, and the 8970M has only got a 50 MHz code clock difference thanks to its boost mode (i.e. 900 for the 8970M vs. 850 for the 7970M).

So yeah, doesn't make sense to me either.
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beck24
by: WaroDaBeast
Had a look at wikipedia comparison tables, and the 8970M has only got a 50 MHz code clock difference thanks to its boost mode (i.e. 900 for the 8970M vs. 850 for the 7970M).

So yeah, doesn't make sense to me either.
780M still the best.
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