GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860M vs 850M 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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Much higher dead space 3 framerate 84.5 fps vs 57.85 fps More than 45% higher dead space 3 framerate
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 2,002 MHz Around 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,220.5 vs 16,135 Around 45% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 80 GB/s vs 32 GB/s 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher diablo III framerate 105.24 fps vs 61 fps Around 75% higher diablo III framerate
Higher texture rate 76.5 GTexel/s vs 36.1 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 18,276.5 vs 14,358.5 More than 25% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better floating-point performance 1,836.3 GFLOPS vs 1,154.6 GFLOPS Around 60% better floating-point performance
Significantly more texture mapping units 96 vs 40 56 more texture mapping units
More shading units 1,152 vs 640 512 more shading units
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,001 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
Better T-Rex score 3.43 frames/s vs 2.46 frames/s Around 40% better T-Rex score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 41.57 fps vs 28.4 fps More than 45% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 1,615 vs 1,142 More than 40% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly higher crysis 3 framerate 18.8 vs 14 Around 35% higher crysis 3 framerate
Slightly higher crysis 3 framerate 18.75 fps vs 14 fps Around 35% higher crysis 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 850M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M

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Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 797 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 45W vs 75W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 860M vs 850M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
162.81 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 850M
153.1 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 850M
38.06 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

Comments

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Yes, it will.
Will the gtx 850m use less battery life than the gtx 860m?
msi ge60 2pc
you think in wrong way.geforce gtx 860m ddr5 is maybe about 15%percent or less, better than geforce gtx 850m ddr5
god knows!
all depends on resolution. more ram is needed for resolutions over 1080p. between 4 and 2 GB there would be quite small difference.
Is there much difference between gtx 860 4GB and same but 2GB version ??
Most of the 850m's are DDR3. It's not a big difference anyway
where is GTX 850M gddr5 comparison?
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