GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8870M vs 960M 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 960M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M  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 960M.

Front view of GeForce GTX 960M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,353.98 vs 2,077.4 More than 60% better T-Rex score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,097 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 23,777.5 vs 15,675 More than 50% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 5,277 vs 2,986 More than 75% better 3DMark06 score
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 54.2 fps Around 2.2x higher diablo III framerate
Better PassMark score 2,043 vs 1,639 Around 25% better PassMark score
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,176 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 20.75 fps vs 10.1 fps More than 2x higher crysis 3 framerate
Significantly higher bioshock infinite framerate 45.05 vs 19.3 More than 2.2x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 45.3 fps vs 19.3 fps More than 2.2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better bitcoin mining score 174.57 mHash/s vs 106.85 mHash/s Around 65% better bitcoin mining score
Better fire strike factor score 32.14 vs 16.52 Around 95% better fire strike factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,479 vs 1,108 Around 35% 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 960M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

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

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
24.1 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960M
54.29 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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