Eurocom adds AMD Radeon HD 8970M to Ivy Bridge Racer 2.0 Notebook

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Eurocom has added the AMD Radeon HD 8970M to the Ivy Bridge based Racer 2.0 VGA upgradeable laptop. The addition of the MXM 3.0b spec AMD Radeon HD 8970M offers gamers and enthusiasts a new level of ultra high performance graphics to upgrade their existing Racer 2.0 or configure into their new system. 

Eurocom is always striving to allow upgradeability of legacy systems to allow customers the opportunity to upgrade their system to improve performance and life span. Eurocom engineers have recently finished stress testing and verifying the performance and operation of the 8970M in the Racer 2.0.

The AMD Radeon HD 8970M GPU has 1,280 compute cores running at 850MHz with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running at 1200MHz. With full DirectX 11.1 support, the 8970M offers a great gaming experience for all PC titles. AMD App Acceleration uses GPU compute to accelerate and improve image quality, video playback and overall computing performance.

At Eurocom, we have offered fully upgradeable notebooks to our clients for many years because we believe very strongly in the long term benefits it offers our clients; VGA upgradeability allows users to extend lifespan of their equipment without compromising performance ” Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.

The EUROCOM Racer 2.0 is a 15.6” small form factor Mobile Workstation utilizing the Intel Mobile HM 77 Express Chipset with support for the full line of 22nm Ivy Bridge Processors, support for up to three storage drives. The Racer 2.0 supports 32 GB of DDR3-1600 memory.

AMD Radeon HD 8970M Benchmark Summary:

  • 3DMark Vantage: P24013
  • 3D Mark 11: P6513
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0 fps: 47.6
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0 Score: 1198
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0 fps: 71
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0 Score: 1789
  • Cinebench 11.5 OpenGL: 71.84
  • Cinebench 11.5 CPU: 7.22
  • SPECviewperf 11 64 bit
  • Catia-03: 8.21
  • Ensight-04: 49.57
  • Lightwave-01: 23.49
  • Maya-03: 9.69
  • Proe-05: 2.97
  • Sw-02: 22.82
  • Tcvis-02: 5.66
  • Snx-01: 14.42

AMD Radeon HD 8970M Series GPU Feature Summary

  • Process: 28nm
  • Architecture: GCN
  • 850 MHz Engine Clock 
  • 1280 Stream Processors
  • 4 GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1200 MHz Memory Clock
  • 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
  • 2304 GFLOPS Single Precision compute power
  • 144 GFLOPS Double Precision compute power
  • DirectX 1.11 graphics
  • Shader 5.0

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