Eurocom benches mobile graphics cards

Posted on Thursday, Apr 21 2011 @ 12:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Eurocom published results of the AMD Radeon HD6970M, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 485M, 470M, and 460M mobile graphics cards, you can check it out over here.
Eurocom has been testing various high performance MXM 3.0b VGA cards in its fully upgradable Intel HM65 Sandy Bridge EUROCOM Racer notebook. Eurocom supports a number of VGA cards in every system to offer clients specific price/performance ratios to meet their demanding requirements.

The following cards were tested:
NVIDIA Geforce 485M,
NVIDIA Geforce 470M,
NVIDIA Geforce 460M,
AMD Radeon HD 6970M.

The EUROCOM Racer Supports the Following Upgradable MXM 3.0b VGA Technology
The EUROCOM racer supports MXM 3.0b Video technology up to 100W.

o NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M; 2GB DDR5 Video; 384 CUDA cores; 256-bit; DX11; 100W
o NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M; 1.5GB DDR5 Video; 288 CUDA cores; 192 bit; DX11; 65-75W
o NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M; 1.5GB DDR5 Video; 192 CUDA cores; 192 bit; DX11; 65W
o AMD Radeon HD6970M; 2GB DDR5 Video; 960 stream processors; 256 bit; DX11; 75-100W

o NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M; 1GB DDR3 Video; 128 CUDA cores; 256 bit; DX11; OpenGL 3.2; 100W
o NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M; 1GB DDR3 Video; 96 CUDA cores; 256 bit; DX11; OpenGL 3.2; 75W

EUROCOM Racer Benchmark Scores:
3DMark 11
NVIDIA Geforce 485M: P 3269
NVIDIA Geforce 470M: P 2239
NVIDIA Geforce 460M: P 1834
AMD Radeon HD 6970M: P 3269
AMD Radeon HD 6970M (over clocked): P 3420

3DMark Vantage
NVIDIA Geforce 485M: P 15011
NVIDIA Geforce 470M: P 10955
NVIDIA Geforce 460M: P 8983
AMD Radeon HD 6970M: P 13397

3D Mark 06
NVIDIA Geforce 485M: 20732
NVIDIA Geforce 470M: 18098
NVIDIA Geforce 460M: 14619
AMD Radeon HD 6970M: 20666
AMD Radeon HD 6970M (over clocked): 21043

Unigine Heaven 2.1
NVIDIA Geforce 485M: 739 fps: 29.3
NVIDIA Geforce 470M: 545 fps: 21.7
NVIDIA Geforce 460M: 445 fps: 17
AMD Radeon HD 6970: 639 fps: 25.4
AMD Radeon HD 6970M (over clocked): 680 fps: 27

The test platform:
Chipset: Intel HM 65
Processor: Intel i7-2920XM
Memory: 2x2GB DDR3-1333
Storage: Seagate 500GB 7200RPM Hybrid
Operating System: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Display: 15.6 inch Full HD, 1920x1080

Each card was tested in the above platform using 3DMark 11, 3DMark Vantage, 3D Mark 06 and Unigine Heaven 2.1.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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Re: Eurocom benches mobile graphics cards
by Anonymous on Thursday, Apr 21 2011 @ 12:41 CEST
The 485M and HD 6970 are neck and neck really. Many buyers are this point are considering price and driver support as motivation to purchase.

However Eurocom is to be given high praise for displaying scores across a variety of cards, while keeping the rest of the platform powerful, yet constant. More folks should be testing mobile cards in this way where possible, using each available card on the same machine platform to give purchasers quality information on just what they are getting by their choices.