GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 940MX among Laptop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

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Too close to call

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AMD Radeon HD 8870M

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Front view of Radeon HD 8870M

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8870M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8870M

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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,500 MHz vs 2,002 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 72 GB/s vs 16.02 GB/s Around 4.5x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher battlefield 4 framerate 65.95 vs 11.9 More than 5.5x higher battlefield 4 framerate
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 40 vs 24 16 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 1,125 MHz vs 1,001 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce 940MX

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 940MX

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,122 MHz vs 725 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,242 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 60% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better T-Rex score 3,357.58 vs 2,077.4 More than 60% better T-Rex score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8870M vs GeForce 940MX

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
106.85 mHash/s
GeForce 940MX
103.76 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce 940MX
30.06 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
2,077.4
GeForce 940MX
3,357.58

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
1,797.75
GeForce 940MX
3,681.82

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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