GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860M vs 780M 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

6.6

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M  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 better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,220.5 vs 7,776.5 Around 3x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 1,020 MHz vs 771 MHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 797 MHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 780M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,060.34 vs 2,890.54 More than 5% better T-Rex score
Much better 3DMark06 score 23,381.5 vs 4,902 More than 4.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much better PassMark score 4,043 vs 1,719 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 27,258 vs 18,276.5 Around 50% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher diablo III framerate 186.1 fps vs 105.24 fps More than 75% higher diablo III framerate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 102 GTexel/s vs 40.8 GTexel/s More than 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 40 88 more texture mapping units
Better floating-point performance 2,448 GFLOPS vs 1,305.6 GFLOPS Around 90% better floating-point performance
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 29.25 fps vs 18.75 fps More than 55% higher crysis 3 framerate
Significantly more shading units 1,536 vs 640 896 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 pixel rate 25.5 GPixel/s vs 16.32 GPixel/s More than 55% higher pixel rate
Better face detection score 35.82 mPixels/s vs 22.83 mPixels/s More than 55% better face detection score
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,247 vs 1,593 More than 40% better PassMark direct compute score
Better fire strike factor score 53.72 vs 33.42 More than 60% better fire strike factor score
Slightly higher bioshock infinite framerate 46.6 vs 41.55 More than 10% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Slightly higher BioShock infinite framerate 46.6 fps vs 41.57 fps More than 10% higher BioShock infinite framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 860M vs 780M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
162.83 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780M
81.78 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780M
35.82 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

Battlefield 4

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ughh.... always with the 2gb version. This card has Kepler and Maxwell versions, I think both have 2 and 4 gb. I have a 4gb Maxwell with 1097 MHz and 640 cuda cores.
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