GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 630M 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 gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 8870M

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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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Significantly better PassMark score 1,639 vs 678 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,675 vs 8,610 More than 80% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher battlefield 4 framerate 65.95 vs 6.3 Around 10.5x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 10,181.5 vs 3,985 More than 2.5x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 2,986 vs 1,051 More than 2.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much better manhattan score 3,714.76 vs 2,068.17 Around 80% better manhattan score
Higher memory bandwidth 72 GB/s vs 32 GB/s 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher diablo III framerate 54.2 fps vs 23 fps More than 2.2x higher diablo III framerate
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,500 MHz vs 3,600 MHz 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 992 GFLOPS vs 307.2 GFLOPS Around 3.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 10.1 fps vs 4.45 fps More than 2.2x higher crysis 3 framerate
More shading units 640 vs 96 544 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 12.4 GPixel/s vs 3.2 GPixel/s More than 3.8x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 31 GTexel/s vs 12.8 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 40 vs 16 24 more texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,108 vs 373 Around 3x better PassMark direct compute score
Better ocean surface simulation score 465.5 frames/s vs 215 frames/s Around 2.2x better ocean surface simulation score
Higher memory clock speed 1,125 MHz vs 900 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 19.3 fps vs 9.08 fps Around 2.2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
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Higher clock speed 800 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8870M vs GeForce GT 630M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
106.85 mHash/s
GeForce GT 630M
20.98 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 630M
5.06 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
GeForce GT 630M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
GeForce GT 630M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite


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