Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2 GB 

Released March, 2014
  • 797 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5
6.4 Out of 10

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These chips are still based on Kepler (600-series), but feature more CUDA cores, more memory, a wider memory bus, and faster clockspeeds.
by Tim-Verry (Jun, 2013)
Efficiency is quite impressive considering the GPU is still based on the 28nm manufacturing process.
by Slobodan-Simic (Oct, 2014)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the GeForce GTX 860M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


GeForce GTX 860M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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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 860M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


GeForce GTX 860M
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 860M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
162.83 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 950M
139.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960M
174.57 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960M
54.29 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 950M
41.96 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 950M
GeForce GTX 960M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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GeForce GTX 950M

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


Report: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070M and 1060M Specs Leaked

by Sebastian Peak |
The report comes via BenchLife, with the screenshot of GPU-Z showing the higher CUDA core count (though VideoCardz mentions the TMU count should be 128).
Specifications for the upcoming mobile version of NVIDIA's GTX 1070 GPU may have leaked, and according to the report at VideoCardz.com this GTX 1070M will have 2048 CUDA cores; 128 more than the desktop version's 1920 cores.

NVIDIA Publishes 359.12 Hotfix Driver for GTX 860M

by Scott Michaud |
Some users are apparently claiming that the issues were fixed, while others complain about crashes in games like Mad Max and Shadow of Mordor.
If you do have that specific GPU though, and you are having problems running certain titles, then you can install the driver now.

NVIDIA Launches GTX 960M/950M and GeForce 940M/930M/920M

by Jarred Walton |
Considering the GTX 965M has 1024 CUDA cores many felt it would use GM206 as well, but that didn’t happen; in a similar fashion, those expecting (hoping) GTX 960M and 950M would use a derivative of GM206 are also going to be disappointed and it continues to use the GM107 chip.
Interestingly, the clocks and core configurations mean that potentially the GTX 950M is actually a bit slower than GTX 850M (640 cores at 936MHz + Boost compared to 914MHz + Boost), but NVIDIA doesn't disclose the full range of base clocks and Boost clocks so the 950M will hit higher clocks on average compared to 850M.
Although not inexpensive, it will allow customers to get some extra mileage out of their laptop, especially with the major improvements in performance we have seen with the Maxwell 2 based GTX 980M and GTX 970M.
This will let owners of older laptops, who are not interested in a complete upgrade, obtain the power of the new Maxwell 2 based GPUs from NVIDIA in their laptop.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GK104
Market Laptop
Clock speed 797 MHz
Turbo clock speed 915 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 1,152
Texture mapping units 96
Render output processors 16
Pixel rate 19.13 GPixel/s
Texture rate 76.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,836.3 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 80 GB/s

noise and power

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not even close to the same. Maxwell has half the cuda cores and more than twice the clock speed and higher memory. Newer architecture and its also way more power efficient - It scores and performs higher in every bench than the kepler by like 10-20% (%based vs each other) - There is a Maxwell and Kepler for both versions, 2gb and 4gb so the only way to tell which version it is is by checking the active clock/memory speed with cpu -z or a similar program.
It's basically the same, except the memory So, it has the same score for both 2GB and 4GB edition You could check it out on this website http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2291&gid2=2143&compare=geforce-gtx-860m-4gb-vs-geforce-gtx-860m-2gb
Pretty sure they need to put up something for GTX 860M 4GB also ( and not just 2GB's ) Maybe on the same page? There's hardly any difference, but bigger memory :D
lol no no no....i had the lenovo, the keyboard flexes and broke and I sent it back....plus you get that horrible glossy screen instead of the nitro's gorgeous matte ips display (they may have added an ips to it.) Plus I was able to buy it with a 256gb ssd and 1tb hdd already installed and ready to go. Last, build quality was about 1000% better on nitro. The materials on the lenovo felt like plastics from a mid 80's general motors vehicle. lmao at "the motherboard will break down after awhile." Where is this brilliant insight from since they are using a brand new proprietary motherboard with intel architecture?
Had a nitro - Cheap manufacturer - Motherboard will break down after awhile - decided to purchase the gamer edition of the lenovo y70-70 and just installed my own crucial ssd - i recommend this instead if you are looking for a powerhouse slimline system
acer nitro has it in 4gb. I love it. Running gta v right now on high and ultra high settings smoothly. For my needs the 860m is great and the ssd is still amazing me after 2 months. So is the ips screen. And it's low profile to boot. No "i'm a gamer" badges. http://amzn.com/B00RGMF4YM
GTX 860M has a 4GB Maxwell edition! where is it? is there any difference in performance between the 2GB & 4GB editions?
This thing has almost the specs of a older GTX 650 Ti, So this would be very very good with a tiny laptop screen. But for the price you pay they shoul do much better than this. They are holding out on us big time!
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