GeForce GTX 870M 

Released March, 2014
  • 941 MHz
  • 3 GB GDDR5
6.9 Out of 10

The range is powered by Kepler from bottom to top and brings great performance to mobile platforms.
by Trace-Hagan (May, 2013)
The RAM and core are connected via a 256-bit interface.
by Trace-Hagan (May, 2013)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the GeForce GTX 870M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


GeForce GTX 870M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


GeForce GTX 870M
T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


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Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTX 870M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


GeForce GTX 870M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

GeForce GTX 870M
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 870M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 870M
81.74 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960M
174.92 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 860M
162.81 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 870M
34.84 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960M
50.2 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 860M
45.7 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 860M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 860M
GeForce GTX 960M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Battlefield 4

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In The News From around the web


NVIDIA Quadro M6000 Announced

by Scott Michaud |
I wonder what this means for the Tesla line, and whether we will see a variant of Maxwell with a large boost in 64-bit performance, or if that line will be in an awkward place until Pascal.
The memory, but not the cache, is capable of ECC (error-correction) for enterprises who do not want a stray photon to mess up their computation.
Last time, I did the analysis of the leaked GeForce GTX 880 PCB which was in engineering state and found out some intriguing details such as the 256-Bit memory bus, the GM204 chip being larger than GK104 while being based on the current 28nm process node.
Today, we have a different sort of leak in the form of a screenshot which shows the GPU-z program running parallel to a 3DMark 11 score of an unknown graphics card.
If the recent GeForce GTX 880 benchmark is taken for reference, we might be looking at a 20-30% performance uplift from Maxwell over GK110 which is insane and makes us wonder the performance uplift with the GM200 core which won’t ship to consumers till next year.
Soon after launch, NVIDIA is expected to launch a third Maxwell graphics card aiming the more budget and gaming crowd, known as the GeForce GTX 860.
The details received only specifying a high end Maxwell GM204 housing a 256 bit wide bus.
This is because even though TSMC has begun volume production on the 20nm node for everyone, the process is facing maturation problems for high performance ASICs like the GM204, but this is expected to start from sometime next year.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GK104
Market Laptop
Clock speed 941 MHz
Turbo clock speed 967 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 1,344
Texture mapping units 112
Render output processors 24
Pixel rate 26.35 GPixel/s
Texture rate 105.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,529.4 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz
Memory bus 192 bit
Memory 3,072 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 120 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 100W
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