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AMD Introduces the World's Fastest Notebook Graphics Card

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Isn't this just a 7970m with some new tech like that enduro thing.
 
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It's nice to see AMD upping laptop performance. It's all good. With hUMA and GCN things are going to get even better with Kaveri.
 
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Isn't this just a 7970m with some new tech like that enduro thing.
AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M Series GPU Feature Summary:

850 MHz Engine Clock
2GB GDDR5 Memory
1200 MHz Memory Clock (4.8 Gbps)
153.6 GB/s memory bandwidth
2176 GFLOPS Single Precision compute power
136 GFLOPS Double Precision compute power
Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture1
9th generation programmable hardware tessellation unit
20 Compute Units (1280 Stream Processors)
80 Texture Units
128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
32 Color ROP Units
512KB L2 read/write cache
256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface7
DirectX® 11.1 graphics
OpenGL 4.2 support
Partially Resident Texture (PRT) support
Image quality enhancement technology
Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing
Adaptive anti-aliasing
Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA)
Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA)
16x angle invariant anisotropic texture filtering
128-bit floating point HDR rendering
It would appear so...
 
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This generation has to be the stupidest rebrand ever, Bonaire is one of the most efficient and its not being used on laptop, it should've been the 8800m with cape Verde being 8700m
 
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9 Gflop increase Over last years,,Nice.
 
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Imo...laptop GPUs get less impressive and more rehashed every revision. Maybe one of these days Intel will finally catch up to the high end and force the top two to actually release new chips for once.
 
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Imo...laptop GPUs get less impressive and more rehashed every revision. Maybe one of these days Intel will finally catch up to the high end and force the top two to actually release new chips for once.
Agreed... I see APU's being the future for laptops..
 
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So 100watt TDP? So it is the fastest thing I could stick in a laptop, play Crysis 3 for an hour and a half and have my 9 cell notebook scream in pain and sweat as it dies from exhaustion. No that's no longer a laptop that's a "desktop replacement" :slap:
If the chip exceeds 50watt (60 max) TDP it uses to much power for the notebook to be really "portable" just my opinion.
 

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It would appear so...
There's a slight increase on the GFLOPS but that could just be marketing/driver optimizations. Otherwise it matches the slides across the board.
 

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maybe AMD nad nvidia decided on a truce, that they would only rebrand and improve existing stuff, instead of new architectures.
 
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So what is this in desktop terms 7850?
 
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There's a slight increase on the GFLOPS but that could just be marketing/driver optimizations. Otherwise it matches the slides across the board.
Yeah, I think the whopping 9 Gflops is likely just driver optimizations.....But in all honesty this mobile gpu matches my 6950 at stock....That's really not bad at all....it's just that it matched it last year when it was called 7970m LOL....
 
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9 Gflop increase Over last years,,Nice.
Don't get too excited, they are only separated by the boost clock
HD 7970M: 850 base freq. * 2 op's per clock * 1280 shaders = 2176 GFlop/s SP * 1/16 DP rate = 136 GFlop/s DP
HD 8970M: 900 boost freq. * 2 op's per clock * 1280 shaders = 2304 GFlop/s SP * 1/16 DP rate = 144 GFlop/s DP

Note that the 8970M's base clock is exactly the same as the 7970M at 850Mhz, so the difference is entirely due to the added 50MHz boost.
 

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maybe AMD nad nvidia decided on a truce, that they would only rebrand and improve existing stuff, instead of new architectures.
AMD said they rebrand because OEMs (like Acer, HP, and Dell) demand it. My guess is that it makes it easier for them to explain to consumers which graphics device is best.
 

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Rebrands are sort of fine imo, and I understand why they do it. New architectures will come in time, the world ain't stopping now.
 

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Got to love it when they say this. " the World's Fastest " That there should tell every one, One thing.
 

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Got to love it when they say this. " the World's Fastest " That there should tell every one, One thing.
That it probably is?
 
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I can't imagine this being faster than a 680MX.
For starters... GTX 680MX isn't a notebook GPU... from what I've seen, you can only "get" it in top-end iMacs and such. Not a single laptop with it in sight, even tho it was "released" a while back. Now GTX 780M which is more or less the same thing, is another thing.