GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 870M 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 870M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M

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Higher clock speed 941 MHz vs 719 MHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,989 vs 20,891 Around 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 7,156 vs 5,897.5 More than 20% better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 25,112 vs 22,760 More than 10% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher turbo clock speed 967 MHz vs 719 MHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,529.4 GFLOPS vs 1,932.7 GFLOPS More than 30% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 105.4 GTexel/s vs 80.5 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
Better T-Rex score 3,360.2 vs 3,356.7 Almost the same
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 26.7 fps vs 21.8 fps More than 20% higher crysis 3 framerate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher pixel rate 26.35 GPixel/s vs 20.13 GPixel/s More than 30% higher pixel rate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,355 vs 1,775 Around 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Better face detection score 34.84 mPixels/s vs 28.08 mPixels/s Around 25% better face detection score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 52.2 fps vs 45.8 fps Around 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher metro: last light framerate 34.4 vs 30.5 Around 15% higher metro: last light framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 680M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M

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Significantly better PassMark score 3,377 vs 2,297 More than 45% better PassMark score
Much higher diablo III framerate 157.25 fps vs 75 fps More than 2x higher diablo III framerate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
More render output processors 32 vs 24 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 870M vs 680M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 870M
81.75 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 680M
99.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 870M
34.84 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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