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


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

AMD Radeon HD 8870M 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 8870M  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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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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Much higher battlefield 4 framerate 65.95 vs 11.9 More than 5.5x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,500 MHz vs 2,002 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 1,639 vs 1,225 Around 35% better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 72 GB/s vs 16.02 GB/s Around 4.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 10,181.5 vs 7,646 Around 35% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
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
Better ocean surface simulation score 465.5 frames/s vs 313.03 frames/s Around 50% better ocean surface simulation score
Higher memory clock speed 1,125 MHz vs 1,001 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 1,108 vs 912 More than 20% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce 940MX

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Nvidia GeForce 940MX

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Much better T-Rex score 3,375.46 vs 2,077.4 More than 60% better T-Rex score
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

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
103.58 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

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

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
GeForce 940MX

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
GeForce 940MX

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

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