GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 860M vs 850M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

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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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,220.5 vs 16,135 Around 45% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 2,002 MHz More than 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,020 MHz vs 902 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 18,276.5 vs 14,358.5 More than 25% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher diablo III framerate 105.24 fps vs 61 fps Around 75% higher diablo III framerate
Much better manhattan score 3,719.08 vs 1,764.49 More than 2x better manhattan score
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 32 GB/s More than 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Slightly better PassMark score 1,719 vs 1,499 Around 15% better PassMark score
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 18.75 fps vs 14 fps Around 35% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 936 MHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,001 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 41.57 fps vs 28.4 fps More than 45% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher metro: last light framerate 27.85 vs 21.85 More than 25% higher metro: last light framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,593 vs 1,215 More than 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 850M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M

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Better face detection score 37.72 mPixels/s vs 22.83 mPixels/s More than 65% better face detection score
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
162.83 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 850M
150.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 850M
37.72 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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Showing 9 comments.
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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