GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 650M 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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 8870M 

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

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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 better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,675 vs 2,111.5 Around 7.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,500 MHz vs 1,800 MHz 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 72 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Slightly better PassMark score 1,809 vs 1,200 More than 50% better PassMark score
Slightly better floating-point performance 992 GFLOPS vs 652.8 GFLOPS More than 50% better floating-point performance
Better video composition score 38.13 frames/s vs 18.77 frames/s More than 2x better video composition score
Slightly higher pixel rate 12.4 GPixel/s vs 6.8 GPixel/s More than 80% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,125 MHz vs 900 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
Better manhattan score 3,715.76 vs 3,369.13 More than 10% better manhattan score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,108 vs 608 More than 80% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GT 650M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 13,514 vs 2,986 More than 4.5x better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8870M vs GeForce GT 650M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
106.85 mHash/s
GeForce GT 650M
20.78 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 650M
9.63 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
3,715.76
GeForce GT 650M
3,369.13

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

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