2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2016 2:57 AM by leshak

    amd radeon m385 vs 8970m

    leshak

      There're a few questions about AMD Radeon R9 m385(x) and Lenovo Y700 with FX-8800p.

      Is it worth to change a laptop with Radeon hd 8970m (MSI GX70) to a laptop with Radeon R9 m385 (Lenovo Y700)? How powerfull is Radeon R9 m385 comparing to HD 8970m? What desktop card can it be compared? Is Lenovo Y700 with AMD proc a most powerful AMD|AMD laptop for now?

        • Re: amd radeon m385 vs 8970m
          amdpete

          The Radeon R9 M385 has a faster clock and memory speed but less shaders but comes with more video memory usually (2GB more). If it helps the 8970M would be similar to the R9 M290X.  You can't really compare desktop and laptop GPUs against each other since they are designed to work to different requirements.

            • Re: amd radeon m385 vs 8970m
              leshak

              We can compare tech specs, fps in games and so on. In instance, the HD 8970m is similar to the HD 7850/7870, so knowing it I can look at the different benchmarks and see what fps I can recieve playing a specific game. It's very helpful for any customer. Some people say that m385 is as powerful as HD 7780 so I'd like to know is it true or not.

               

              The R9 m290x is the same HD 8970m with a higher turbo frequency, so these chips are the same.

               

              What chip does m385 have? Tonga or Strato? And what version of GCN is there?