Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 797+Boost or 1029+Boost
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed Up to 2500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
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  • Core clock speed 300
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type DDR4
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 69%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating409407
Value for money0.73no data
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)Gen. 11 Ice Lake (2019−2022)
GPU code nameN15P-GXIce Lake G7 Gen. 11
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date12 March 2014
(8 years old)
28 May 2019
(3 years old)
Current price$875 no data
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores64064
CUDA cores1152 or 640no data
Core clock speed797 MHz300 MHz
Boost clock speed915 MHz1100 MHz
Number of transistors1,870 millionno data
Manufacturing process technology28 nm10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Watt12-25 Watt
Texture fill rate43.40no data
Floating-point performance1,389 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 860M and Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 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 sizemedium sizedno data
Bus supportPCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0no data
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)no data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data
SLI options+no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5DDR4
Maximum RAM amount4 GBno data
Standard memory configurationGDDR5no data
Memory bus width128 Bitno data
Memory clock speedUp to 2500 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth80.0 GB/sno data
Shared memory-+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsno data
eDP 1.2 signal supportUp to 3840x2160no data
LVDS signal supportUp to 1920x1200no data
VGA аnalog display supportUp to 2048x1536no data
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) supportUp to 3840x2160no data
HDMI+no data
HDCP content protection+no data
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI+no data
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming+no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder+no data
Optimus+no data
Quick Syncno data+
Ansel+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12_1
Shader Model5.1no data
OpenGL4.5no data
OpenCL1.1no data
Vulkan1.1.126no data
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 860M 7.70
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 7.77
+0.9%
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 860M 19216
+33.1%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 14442

GeForce GTX 860M outperforms Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) by 33% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 860M 4902
+17.1%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 4187

GeForce GTX 860M outperforms Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) by 17% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 860M 27961
+67.3%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 16713

GeForce GTX 860M outperforms Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) by 67% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 860M 3661
+44.6%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 2532

GeForce GTX 860M outperforms Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) by 45% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 860M 3904
+43.7%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 2718

GeForce GTX 860M outperforms Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) by 44% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 860M 215144
+47.8%
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) 145594

GeForce GTX 860M outperforms Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) by 48% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 860M and Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU). Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 163 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900p91no data
Full HD37
+106%
18
−106%
4K13no data

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−6.7%
16−18
+6.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Battlefield 5 24−27
+33.3%
18
−33.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
−4.8%
21−24
+4.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Far Cry 5 18−20
+50%
12
−50%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
+11.8%
17
−11.8%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+100%
13
−100%
Hitman 3 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
+18.2%
11
−18.2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
+21.4%
14
−21.4%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−6.7%
16−18
+6.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Battlefield 5 24−27
+50%
16
−50%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
−4.8%
21−24
+4.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Far Cry 5 18−20
+80%
10
−80%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
+0%
18−20
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Hitman 3 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Metro Exodus 10−12
+120%
5
−120%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16−18
+143%
7
−143%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20
+11.1%
18
−11.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
−6.7%
16−18
+6.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Battlefield 5 24−27
−4.2%
24−27
+4.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Far Cry 5 18−20
+63.6%
11
−63.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
+0%
18−20
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12
+33.3%
9
−33.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Hitman 3 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Metro Exodus 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 10−11
−10%
10−12
+10%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Far Cry 5 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Hitman 3 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%
Metro Exodus 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7
−16.7%
7−8
+16.7%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 9−10
+0%
9−10
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 7.70 7.77
Recency 12 March 2014 28 May 2019
Pipelines / CUDA cores 640 64
Chip lithography 28 nm 10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 75 Watt 12 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
GeForce GTX 860M

and

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 860M by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 860M from AMD is Radeon R9 M390X, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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