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AMD Radeon HD 8970M

AMD Radeon HD 8970M Image AMD Neptune Image
The Radeon HD 8970M is a graphics card by AMD, launched in May 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Neptune graphics processor, in its Neptune XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Neptune graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 212 mm² and 2,800 million transistors. It features 1280 shading units, 80 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 4,096 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 850 MHz, which can be boosted up to 900 MHz, memory is running at 1200 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 8970M for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a mxm module card, its power draw is rated at 100 W maximum. Radeon HD 8970M is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Neptune
GPU Variant: Neptune XT
Architecture: GCN 1.0
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 2,800 million
Die Size: 212 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: May 14th, 2013
Production Status: Active
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 850 MHz
Boost Clock: 900 MHz
Memory Clock: 1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective


Memory Size: 4096 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 153.6 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 1280
TMUs: 80
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 20
Pixel Rate: 28.80 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 72.0 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 2,304.0 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: MXM Module
TDP: 100 W

Graphics Features

DirectX: 12.0
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0


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