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 22.43 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1029 MHz
 
Transistor count
2x 1870 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 14000
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
12 (FL 11_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
22.45
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
41434
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4717
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
5941
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
9840
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
27223
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
83
 

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
0.04
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
173
 
medium / 768p
153
 
high / 768p
121
 
ultra / 1080p
50
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
131
 
medium / 768p
109
 
high / 768p
84
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
112
 
ultra / 1080p
107
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
385
 
medium / 768p
276
 
high / 768p
167
 
ultra / 1080p
81
 

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 M390X, which is faster by 1% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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