GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 850M 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

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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M  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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Higher effective memory clock speed 4,500 MHz vs 2,002 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Much better manhattan score 3,714.76 vs 1,764.49 More than 2x better manhattan score
Higher memory bandwidth 72 GB/s vs 32 GB/s 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher memory clock speed 1,125 MHz vs 1,001 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 850M

Reasons to consider the
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Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 725 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,358.5 vs 10,181.5 More than 40% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 4,385.5 vs 2,986 More than 45% better 3DMark06 score
Higher turbo clock speed 936 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher crysis 3 framerate 14 fps vs 10.1 fps Around 40% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher diablo III framerate 61 fps vs 54.2 fps Around 15% higher diablo III framerate
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 28.4 vs 19.3 More than 45% higher bioshock infinite framerate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 28.4 fps vs 19.3 fps More than 45% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Slightly better fire strike factor score 26.99 vs 16.52 Around 65% better fire strike factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8870M vs GeForce GTX 850M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
106.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 850M
150.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 850M
37.72 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
GeForce GTX 850M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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