GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860M vs 555M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 860M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M

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Much higher clock speed 1,020 MHz vs 590 MHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,220.5 vs 10,568 Around 2.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 18,276.5 vs 4,997 Around 3.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher dirt3 framerate 56 vs 12.85 More than 4.2x higher dirt3 framerate
Much higher diablo III framerate 105.24 fps vs 27.7 fps More than 3.8x higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark06 score 4,902 vs 1,146 More than 4.2x better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 1,719 vs 897 More than 90% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 1,305.6 GFLOPS vs 339.8 GFLOPS More than 3.8x better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 43.2 GB/s More than 85% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 16.32 GPixel/s vs 3.54 GPixel/s More than 4.5x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 40.8 GTexel/s vs 14.16 GTexel/s Around 3x higher texture rate
Better cloud gate factor score 17.52 vs 9.94 More than 75% better cloud gate factor score
More shading units 640 vs 144 496 more shading units
Better bitcoin mining score 162.9 mHash/s vs 22.15 mHash/s More than 7.2x better bitcoin mining score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 40 vs 24 16 more texture mapping units
Better T-Rex score 3,365.4 vs 3,024.84 More than 10% better T-Rex score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,593 vs 444 More than 3.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GT 555M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 555M

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More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus
Lower TDP 35W vs 75W 2.1x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 860M vs GT 555M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
162.9 mHash/s
GeForce GT 555M
22.15 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 555M
8.14 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
3,742.78
GeForce GT 555M
2,098.78

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

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