GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 960 among all 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

Noise and Power

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

7.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960  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 960.

Front view of GeForce GTX 960

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 32,987 vs 15,675 More than 2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly better PassMark score 5,813 vs 1,639 More than 3.5x better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 32,171 vs 10,181.5 Around 3.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 10,767.5 vs 2,986 More than 3.5x better 3DMark06 score
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 4,500 MHz More than 55% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 80 vs 19.35 Around 4.2x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Significantly better fire strike factor score 57.4 vs 16.52 Around 3.5x better fire strike factor score
Better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 992 GFLOPS More than 2.2x better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 112.2 GB/s vs 72 GB/s More than 55% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 12.4 GPixel/s Around 3x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 31 GTexel/s More than 2.2x higher texture rate
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 75.8 fps vs 19.3 fps Around 4x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 36.1 fps vs 10.1 fps More than 3.5x higher crysis 3 framerate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 1,108 Around 2.8x better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 1,024 vs 640 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 64 vs 40 24 more texture mapping units
Better T-Rex score 3.92 frames/s vs 2.21 frames/s More than 75% better T-Rex score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8870M vs GeForce GTX 960

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
106.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
465.5 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

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