NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Vega
Code name
GM107
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
13 January 2014
 
26 October 2017

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8'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 and Radeon RX Vega 8's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
512
CUDA cores
1152 or 640
 
no data
Core clock speed
797 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
1085 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
no data
Texture fill rate
43.40
 
no data
Floating-point performance
1,389 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8 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
 
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Bus support
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
 
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Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8: 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
 
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Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
no data
Standard memory configuration
GDDR5
 
no data
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
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Memory bandwidth
80.0 GB/s
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
no data
eDP 1.2 signal support
Up to 3840x2160
 
no data
LVDS signal support
Up to 1920x1200
 
no data
VGA аnalog display support
Up to 2048x1536
 
no data
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Up to 3840x2160
 
no data
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 and Radeon RX Vega 8. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
-
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
no data
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-
BatteryBoost
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
GeForce Experience
+
 
no data
FXAA
+
 
no data
TXAA
+
 
no data
Direct Compute
+
 
no data
Adaptive VSync
+
 
no data
Ansel
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.5
 
no data
OpenCL
1.1
 
no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 860M 15.05 +87.7%
RX Vega 8 8.02

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 860M 215144 +90.1%
RX Vega 8 113147

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 860M 27961 +84.6%
RX Vega 8 15148

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 860M 3661 +70.9%
RX Vega 8 2142

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 860M 3904 +67.4%
RX Vega 8 2332

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 860M 4902 +38.7%
RX Vega 8 3535

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 860M 19216 +86.7%
RX Vega 8 10294

Unigine Heaven 3.0

GTX 860M 50 +85.2%
RX Vega 8 27

Passmark

GTX 860M 3261 +87.7%
RX Vega 8 1737

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
163 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M

87.7% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
More pipelines (640 vs 512)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
NVIDIA GameStream
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
SLIOptions
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Adaptive VSync
Ansel
NVIDIA BatteryBoost
FXAA
TXAA
Direct Compute
Blu-Ray 3D
NVIDIA SLI-Ready
H264VC1MPEG21080pVideoDecoder
HDMI
HDCPContentProtection
71ChannelHDAudioOnHDMI
TrueHDAndDTSHDAudioBitstreaming
Optimus Support

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 13 January 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, GTX 860M or RX Vega 8?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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