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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
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 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 turbo clock speed 1,176 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher diablo III framerate 121.3 fps vs 54.2 fps Around 2.2x higher diablo III framerate
Better floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS vs 992 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 4,500 MHz More than 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher dead space 3 framerate 92.8 fps vs 46.2 fps More than 2x higher dead space 3 framerate
Higher texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s vs 31 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
Slightly higher pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s vs 12.4 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Better fire strike factor score 32.73 vs 15.5 More than 2x better fire strike factor score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 45.3 fps vs 19.3 fps More than 2.2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better bitcoin mining score 174.77 mHash/s vs 106.85 mHash/s Around 65% better bitcoin mining score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 20.6 vs 10.1 More than 2x higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 20.75 fps vs 10.1 fps More than 2x higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,781 vs 1,108 More than 60% better PassMark direct compute score

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
174.77 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

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

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8870M
3,715.76
GeForce GTX 960M
3,719.64

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

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