NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
Comparison of GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
1152 or 640
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
43.4 GTexel / s
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.
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Standard memory configuration
Memory bus width
80.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8.
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
HDCP content protection
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
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.
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8, sometimes including their particular versions.
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 5.69 +28.2%
RX Vega 8 4.44
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 860M 215144 +90.1%
RX Vega 8 113147
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 860M 27961 +95%
RX Vega 8 14338
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 860M 3661 +89.9%
RX Vega 8 1928
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 860M 3904 +85.1%
RX Vega 8 2109
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 860M 4902 +39.7%
RX Vega 8 3509
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
GTX 860M 1975 +13.7%
RX Vega 8 1737
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 860M and Radeon RX Vega 8. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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
28.2% faster 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)
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)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 10 March 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
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.