NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 870M sales 12 March 2014. This is Kepler architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 120.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 15.01 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 870M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
12 March 2014
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 870M'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 870M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1344
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
1344
 
Core clock speed
941 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
108.3
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,599 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 870M'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
 
Bus support
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 870M: 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
3 GB
 
of 32
Standard memory configuration
GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory bandwidth
120.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 870M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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
 
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 870M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
FXAA
+
 
TXAA
+
 
Direct Compute
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 870M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 870M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
14.11
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
31322.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4294.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
4694.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
7156.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
24035.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
64.70
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
582
 
 
Passmark
2383
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
4780
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
34
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 870M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
82 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 870M 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
0.29
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
129.00
 
medium / 768p
88.40
 
high / 1080p
41.20
 
ultra / 1080p
37.00
 
4k / 2160p
14.40
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
50.80
 
medium / 768p
34.30
 
high / 1080p
19.80
 
ultra / 1080p
9.30
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
68.70
 
medium / 768p
59.00
 
high / 1080p
35.10
 
ultra / 1080p
33.40
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
76.00
 
medium / 1080p
39.00
 
high / 1080p
34.00
 
ultra / 1080p
25.00
 
4k / 2160p
11.00
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
111.00
 
medium / 768p
70.10
 
high / 1080p
33.10
 
ultra / 1080p
26.90
 
4k / 2160p
10.20
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
219.00
 
medium / 768p
163.00
 
high / 1080p
77.40
 
ultra / 1080p
44.40
 
4k / 2160p
24.40
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
71.90
 
medium / 768p
47.40
 
high / 1080p
30.00
 
ultra / 1080p
25.80
 
4k / 2160p
11.30
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
82.70
 
medium / 768p
60.40
 
high / 1080p
29.80
 
ultra / 1080p
21.80
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
117.00
 
medium / 768p
86.40
 
high / 1080p
42.90
 
ultra / 1080p
39.40
 
4k / 2160p
13.30
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
73.80
 
medium / 1080p
34.40
 
high / 1080p
20.90
 
ultra / 1080p
9.10
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
97.10
 
medium / 768p
61.30
 
high / 1080p
35.10
 
ultra / 1080p
28.90
 
4k / 2160p
11.60
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
133.70
 
medium / 768p
107.60
 
high / 1080p
50.70
 
ultra / 1080p
21.10
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
70.20
 
medium / 768p
63.80
 
high / 1080p
41.20
 
ultra / 1080p
34.70
 
4k / 2160p
14.60
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
172.80
 
medium / 768p
114.50
 
high / 1080p
65.00
 
ultra / 1080p
44.50
 
4k / 2160p
20.30
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
77.70
 
medium / 768p
47.40
 
high / 1080p
27.70
 
ultra / 1080p
15.40
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
100.80
 
medium / 768p
93.40
 
high / 1080p
42.20
 
ultra / 1080p
32.90
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
156.20
 
medium / 768p
96.10
 
high / 1080p
73.70
 
ultra / 1080p
65.80
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
141.00
 
medium / 768p
119.00
 
high / 768p
90.90
 
ultra / 1080p
36.60
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
125.60
 
medium / 768p
95.10
 
high / 768p
65.60
 
ultra / 1080p
26.70
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
110.00
 
medium / 768p
98.00
 
high / 768p
79.00
 
ultra / 1080p
38.00
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
300.65
 
medium / 768p
166.55
 
high / 768p
129.30
 
ultra / 1080p
59.80
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
100.40
 
medium / 768p
49.00
 
high / 768p
25.20
 
ultra / 1080p
19.65
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
178.00
 
medium / 768p
116.00
 
high / 768p
103.00
 
ultra / 1080p
75.00
 
Dishonored (2012)
low / 768p
129.70
 
medium / 768p
127.50
 
high / 768p
128.50
 
ultra / 1080p
97.40
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 870M from AMD is Radeon R9 M390, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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