NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 860M sales 13 January 2014. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 80.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 15.05 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 860M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM107
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
13 January 2014
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 860M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 860M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
1152 or 640
 
Core clock speed
797 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
43.40
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,389 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 860M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
Bus support
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 860M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Standard memory configuration
GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
Up to 2500 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
80.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 860M.
eDP 1.2 signal support
Up to 3840x2160
 
LVDS signal support
Up to 1920x1200
 
VGA аnalog display support
Up to 2048x1536
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Up to 3840x2160
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP content protection
+
 
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
+
 
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 860M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
FXAA
+
 
TXAA
+
 
Direct Compute
+
 
Adaptive VSync
+
 
Ansel
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 860M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 860M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
14.64
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
215144.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
27960.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3661.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3904.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4902.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
19215.50
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
49.50
 
 
Passmark
1849
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
4340
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
30
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 860M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
163 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 860M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.36
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
91.61
At recommended settings
65.48
New games support
57
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
104.00
 
medium / 768p
66.70
 
high / 1080p
30.00
 
ultra / 1080p
26.50
 
4k / 2160p
10.40
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
39.00
 
medium / 768p
25.50
 
high / 1080p
14.30
 
ultra / 1080p
6.60
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
56.40
 
medium / 768p
47.40
 
high / 1080p
28.70
 
ultra / 1080p
26.80
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
59.00
 
medium / 1080p
29.00
 
high / 1080p
26.00
 
ultra / 1080p
18.00
 
4k / 2160p
8.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
177.00
 
medium / 768p
117.00
 
high / 1080p
54.80
 
ultra / 1080p
31.30
 
4k / 2160p
17.00
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
57.00
 
medium / 768p
36.00
 
high / 1080p
22.00
 
ultra / 1080p
19.60
 
4k / 2160p
7.90
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
65.00
 
medium / 768p
46.90
 
high / 1080p
22.20
 
ultra / 1080p
15.70
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
96.10
 
medium / 768p
68.40
 
high / 1080p
32.00
 
ultra / 1080p
29.40
 
4k / 2160p
9.60
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
66.60
 
medium / 1080p
24.60
 
high / 1080p
13.60
 
ultra / 1080p
6.00
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
69.30
 
medium / 768p
43.60
 
high / 1080p
24.50
 
ultra / 1080p
20.30
 
4k / 2160p
7.90
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
117.10
 
medium / 768p
124.80
 
high / 1080p
36.40
 
ultra / 1080p
14.60
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
61.70
 
medium / 768p
51.90
 
high / 1080p
31.70
 
ultra / 1080p
27.50
 
4k / 2160p
10.70
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
134.40
 
medium / 768p
86.20
 
high / 1080p
47.50
 
ultra / 1080p
28.70
 
4k / 2160p
13.80
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
57.30
 
medium / 768p
35.90
 
high / 1080p
19.90
 
ultra / 1080p
11.70
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
70.40
 
medium / 768p
59.15
 
high / 1080p
29.15
 
ultra / 1080p
22.85
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
141.15
 
medium / 768p
77.00
 
high / 1080p
54.35
 
ultra / 1080p
47.45
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
136.15
 
medium / 768p
102.00
 
high / 768p
72.75
 
ultra / 1080p
28.85
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
118.80
 
medium / 768p
76.40
 
high / 768p
50.35
 
ultra / 1080p
18.75
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
307.35
 
medium / 768p
162.40
 
high / 768p
97.00
 
ultra / 1080p
44.55
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
94.75
 
medium / 768p
46.75
 
high / 768p
26.90
 
ultra / 1080p
17.20
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
307.92
 
medium / 768p
221.67
 
high / 768p
189.10
 
ultra / 1080p
105.24
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
high / 768p
84.50
 
ultra / 1080p
49.60
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 860M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 860M from AMD is Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire, which is slower by 4% and lower by 8 positions in our rating.

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