AMD Radeon™ HD 8970M GPU Feature Summary: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 850 MHz Engine Clock (up to 900 MHz with boost) 2GB GDDR5 Memory 1200 MHz Memory Clock (4.8 Gbps) 153.6 GB/s memory bandwidth 2304 GFLOPS Single Precision compute power 144 GFLOPS Double Precision compute power Graphics Core Next Architecture o 9th generation programmable hardware tessellation unit o 20 Compute Units (1280 Stream Processors) o 80 Texture Units o 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units o 32 Color ROP Units o 512KB L2 read/write cache 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface1 DirectX® 11.1 graphics OpenGL 4.3 support Partially Resident Texture (PRT) support o Ultra-high quality texture streaming technology Image quality enhancement technology o Up to 24x multi-sample anti-aliasing o Adaptive anti-aliasing o Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA) o Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA 2) o DirectX® 9/10/11 Super Sample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA) with automatic LOD adjustment o 16x angle invariant anisotropic texture filtering o 128-bit floating point HDR rendering AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology2 o Native support for up to 6 simultaneous displays o Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays o Display grouping Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display o Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) AMD App Acceleration3 o Supports OpenCL 1.2, DirectCompute 11.1, and Microsoft C++ AMP o Video Codec Engine (VCE) Accelerated H.264 HD video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling o Unified Video Decoder (UVD) H.264 VC-1 MPEG-2 (SD & HD) MVC (Blu-ray 3D) MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid) Adobe Flash o Enhanced Video Quality features Advanced post-processing and scaling • Deblocking • Denoising • Automatic deinterlacing • Mosquito noise reduction • Edge enhancement • 3:2 pulldown detection Advanced video color correction • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch) • Independent video gamma control • Flesh tone correction • • • • • • • • • Color vibrance control • Dynamic contrast • Dynamic video range control o DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support AMD HD3D technology4 o Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support o Blu-ray 3D support o Stereoscopic 3D gaming o 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology o Supports dual GPU performance scaling Cutting-edge integrated display support o DisplayPort 1.2 Max resolution: 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz per display Multi-Stream 21.6 Gbps bandwidth (HBR2) High Bit Rate Audio 1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D (Frame Sequential Format) o HDMI® (With 4K, 3D, x.v.Color™ and Deep Color) Max resolution: 4096x2160 @ 30 Hz 1080p30 Stereoscopic 3D (Packed Frame Format) o Dual-link DVI with HDCP Max resolution: 2560x1600 o VGA Max resolution: 2048x1536 Integrated HD audio controller o Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required o Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology5 o Automatic power management with low power idle states o AMD PowerTune technology Intelligent TDP management technology Dynamic clockspeed/performance enhancement for games AMD ZeroCore Power technology5 o <1W idle for GPUs with inactive displays o Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations <1W idle for slave GPUs in AMD CrossFire™ configurations AMD Enduro™ technology6 o Seamlessly powers down GPU when not required, and powers up GPU when you need it o Power state-based control (AC vs. DC power) AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software o Software support for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Linux o AMD Catalyst™ Control Center - AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products. o Unified Graphics display driver - AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products. Footnotes: Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, TV tuner) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Utilization of PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth requires a mainboard equipped with a PCI Express 3.0 PHY. Not all mainboards feature this technology – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities. AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required. Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays. AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL™ or DirectCompute (including AMD’s Universal Video Decoder (UVD)). Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products. AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. A list of supported stereoscopic 3D hardware is available at http://www.amd.com/HD3D. AMD PowerPlay™, AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power are a family of technologies, offered by certain AMD Radeon™ products, which are designed to intelligently manage GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities. AMD Enduro technology requires either an AMD “A” series or “E” series APU or an Intel processor with integrated graphics capability plus an AMD Radeon™ discrete graphics configuration, and is available on Windows® 8 and Windows® 7 operating systems. Linux OS supports manual switching which requires restart of X-Server to switch between graphics solutions. Not all features and capabilities may be supported on all AMD Enduro technology-enabled components or systems - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific mode capabilities and supported technologies.