GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 860M 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

Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M  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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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Radeon HD 8870M vs the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M.

Front view of GeForce GTX 860M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M

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Much better T-Rex score 2,890.54 vs 2,077.4 Around 40% better T-Rex score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,020 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,220.5 vs 15,675 Around 50% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 18,276.5 vs 10,181.5 Around 80% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 4,902 vs 2,986 Around 65% better 3DMark06 score
Much higher diablo III framerate 105.24 fps vs 54.2 fps Around 95% higher diablo III framerate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 775 MHz 40% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 18.75 fps vs 10.1 fps More than 85% higher crysis 3 framerate
Significantly higher bioshock infinite framerate 41.55 vs 19.3 Around 2.2x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 41.57 fps vs 19.3 fps Around 2.2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better bitcoin mining score 162.83 mHash/s vs 106.85 mHash/s More than 50% better bitcoin mining score
Better fire strike factor score 33.42 vs 16.52 More than 2x better fire strike factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,593 vs 1,108 Around 45% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8870M vs GeForce GTX 860M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
106.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 860M
162.83 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
GeForce GTX 860M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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