GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 870M 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 870M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M  based on its gaming 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 T-Rex score 3,360.2 vs 3,060.34 Around 10% better T-Rex score
Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 25,112 vs 7,776.5 Around 3.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 941 MHz vs 771 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 967 MHz vs 797 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 52.2 fps vs 46.6 fps More than 10% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 780M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,381.5 vs 7,156 More than 3.2x better 3DMark06 score
Much better PassMark score 4,043 vs 2,297 More than 75% better PassMark score
Much higher diablo III framerate 186.1 fps vs 75 fps Around 2.5x higher diablo III framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 27,258 vs 23,989 Around 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 120 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
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
Higher crysis 3 framerate 29.25 fps vs 26.7 fps Around 10% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better fire strike factor score 53.72 vs 35.66 More than 50% better fire strike factor score
More texture mapping units 128 vs 112 16 more texture mapping units
Better particle simulation score 335.76 mInteraction/s vs 284.43 mInteraction/s Around 20% better particle simulation score
Slightly more shading units 1,536 vs 1,344 192 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 870M vs 780M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 870M
81.75 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780M
81.78 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 870M
34.84 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

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