GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 740M 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

6.3

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 8870M 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 8870M  based on its gaming, 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 dead space 3 framerate 46.2 fps vs 33.95 fps More than 35% higher dead space 3 framerate
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 15,675 vs 1,873 More than 8.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,500 MHz vs 1,802 MHz Around 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 1,639 vs 772 More than 2x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 72 GB/s vs 28.83 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 10,181.5 vs 5,459 More than 85% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher battlefield 4 framerate 65.95 vs 8.1 Around 8.2x higher battlefield 4 framerate
Slightly higher pixel rate 12.4 GPixel/s vs 6.48 GPixel/s More than 90% higher pixel rate
Better video composition score 38.13 frames/s vs 15.93 frames/s Around 2.5x better video composition score
Higher memory clock speed 1,125 MHz vs 901 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
Higher diablo III framerate 54.2 fps vs 46.2 fps More than 15% higher diablo III framerate
Better sky diver factor score 158.45 vs 101.71 More than 55% better sky diver factor score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 19.3 fps vs 9.2 fps More than 2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Front view of GeForce GT 740M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 10,161 vs 2,986 Around 3.5x better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 810 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better T-Rex score 3,345.16 vs 2,077.4 More than 60% better T-Rex score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8870M vs GeForce GT 740M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
106.85 mHash/s
GeForce GT 740M
44.5 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 740M
9.35 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
2,077.4
GeForce GT 740M
3,345.16

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
1,797.75
GeForce GT 740M
3,698.22

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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