GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860M vs 680M 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

No winner declared

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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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Significantly higher clock speed 1,020 MHz vs 719 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 719 MHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Better T-Rex score 3,359.92 vs 3,356.7 Almost the same
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 680M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M

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Much better PassMark score 3,377 vs 1,719 More than 95% better PassMark score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Much higher diablo III framerate 157.25 fps vs 105.24 fps Around 50% higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,891 vs 18,276.5 Around 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly more texture mapping units 112 vs 40 72 more texture mapping units
Better 3DMark06 score 5,897.5 vs 4,902 More than 20% better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 45% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 80.5 GTexel/s vs 40.8 GTexel/s More than 95% higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 1,932.7 GFLOPS vs 1,305.6 GFLOPS Around 50% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,344 vs 640 704 more shading units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher crysis 3 framerate 21.8 fps vs 18.75 fps More than 15% higher crysis 3 framerate
Slightly better face detection score 28.08 mPixels/s vs 22.83 mPixels/s Around 25% better face detection score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 860M vs 680M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
162.83 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 680M
99.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 680M
28.08 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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