GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 870M 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 870M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M  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

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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 870M.

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Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 23,989 vs 10,181.5 More than 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 25,112 vs 15,675 More than 60% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 7,156 vs 2,986 Around 2.5x better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 941 MHz vs 725 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 2,297 vs 1,639 More than 40% better PassMark score
Significantly higher texture rate 105.4 GTexel/s vs 31 GTexel/s Around 3.5x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 2,529.4 GFLOPS vs 992 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 26.7 fps vs 10.1 fps Around 2.8x higher crysis 3 framerate
Much better T-Rex score 3,360.2 vs 2,077.4 More than 60% better T-Rex score
Higher memory bandwidth 120 GB/s vs 72 GB/s More than 65% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Significantly more texture mapping units 112 vs 40 72 more texture mapping units
Higher pixel rate 26.35 GPixel/s vs 12.4 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Much higher diablo III framerate 75 fps vs 54.2 fps Around 40% higher diablo III framerate
More shading units 1,344 vs 640 704 more shading units
Significantly higher bioshock infinite framerate 52.2 vs 19.3 Around 2.8x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 52.2 fps vs 19.3 fps Around 2.8x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher turbo clock speed 967 MHz vs 775 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 2,355 vs 1,108 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Better cloud gate factor score 18.95 vs 12.08 More than 55% better cloud gate factor score
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus
Better particle simulation score 284.43 mInteraction/s vs 214.49 mInteraction/s Around 35% better particle simulation score
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8870M vs GeForce GTX 870M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
106.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 870M
81.75 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 870M
34.73 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite


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