NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M SLI

Summary

This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 120 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 18.61 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 860M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 860M SLI'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 SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1029 MHz
 
Transistor count
2x 1870 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 860M SLI'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
large
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 860M SLI: 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
2x 4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
2x 128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 860M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 860M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 860M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
18.61
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
41434.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4717.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
5941.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
9840.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
27223.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
82.80
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 860M SLI 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
7.21
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
172.50
 
medium / 768p
153.00
 
high / 768p
120.80
 
ultra / 1080p
49.70
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
130.90
 
medium / 768p
108.50
 
high / 768p
83.70
 
ultra / 1080p
28.30
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
384.80
 
medium / 768p
275.50
 
high / 768p
167.00
 
ultra / 1080p
80.60
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 860M SLI from AMD is Radeon R9 M380, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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