GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 870M vs 770M 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 870M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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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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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 25,112 vs 4,955 More than 5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 941 MHz vs 706 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,989 vs 18,137.5 More than 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better floating-point performance 2,529.4 GFLOPS vs 1,355.5 GFLOPS More than 85% better floating-point performance
Much better T-Rex score 3,360.2 vs 3,352.7 Almost the same
Higher texture rate 105.4 GTexel/s vs 56.5 GTexel/s More than 85% higher texture rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 4,008 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 26.7 fps vs 19.55 fps More than 35% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher memory bandwidth 120 GB/s vs 96.2 GB/s Around 25% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 26.35 GPixel/s vs 14.12 GPixel/s More than 85% higher pixel rate
Higher turbo clock speed 967 MHz vs 797 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
More texture mapping units 112 vs 80 32 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 52.2 fps vs 29.43 fps More than 75% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,355 vs 1,486 Around 60% better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 1,344 vs 960 384 more shading units
Higher metro: last light framerate 34.4 vs 23 Around 50% higher metro: last light framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,002 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
Slightly better face detection score 34.84 mPixels/s vs 29.53 mPixels/s Around 20% better face detection score
Front view of GeForce GTX 770M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 22,486 vs 7,156 Around 3.2x better 3DMark06 score
Much higher diablo III framerate 141.3 fps vs 75 fps Around 90% higher diablo III framerate
Better PassMark score 2,638 vs 2,297 Around 15% better PassMark score
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 870M vs 770M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 870M
81.75 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 770M
87.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 870M
34.84 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 770M
29.53 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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Not really, AnonyKun. I don't have the need(or the money, for that matter), to upgrade the GPU. So I really didn't bother posting it on the MSi forums. Sorry.
did you ever figure this out? i was wondering the same, would love to do this.
Thank you for your suggestion, will try that.
It depends on what the bios will accept. I'd post this question in the MSI forums and see if the 8xxM series is supported.
Is the GTX 770M on the MSi GT60 2oc-022US upgradable? can someone please let me know. That is, can I upgrade to a GTX780M/870M/880M in future? any help will be appreciated.
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