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 11.28 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

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
 
CUDA cores
1344
 
Core clock speed
941 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
108.3 GTexel / s
 
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

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
 
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
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmark 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

11.28

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

31322

3DMark Fire Strike Score

4294

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

4694

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

7156

3DMark Vantage Performance

24035

Unigine Heaven 3.0

65

Unigine Heaven 4.0

582

Passmark

2410

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

4780

Octane Render OctaneBench

34

Mining hashrates

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

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 870M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 720p
219
 
medium / 768p
163
 
high / 1080p
77
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
24
 
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
134
 
medium / 768p
108
 
high / 1080p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
173
 
medium / 768p
115
 
high / 1080p
65
 
ultra / 1080p
45
 
4k / 2160p
20
 
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
81
 
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 870M
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 870M
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Battlefield 1 (BF1) official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 720p
129
 
medium / 768p
88
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
4k / 2160p
14
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 720p
51
 
medium / 768p
34
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 720p
69
 
medium / 768p
59
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 720p
76
 
medium / 1080p
39
 
high / 1080p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
11
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
72
 
medium / 768p
47
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
26
 
4k / 2160p
11
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 720p
83
 
medium / 768p
60
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 720p
117
 
medium / 768p
86
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
13
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 720p
74
 
medium / 1080p
34
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 720p
97
 
medium / 768p
61
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
70
 
medium / 768p
64
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
35
 
4k / 2160p
15
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
149
 
medium / 768p
95
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
14
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
78
 
medium / 768p
47
 
high / 1080p
28
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
110
 
medium / 768p
86
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
101
 
medium / 768p
93
 
high / 1080p
42
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
156
 
medium / 768p
96
 
high / 1080p
74
 
ultra / 1080p
66
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
141
 
medium / 768p
119
 
high / 768p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
126
 
medium / 768p
95
 
high / 768p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
27
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
301
 
medium / 768p
167
 
high / 768p
129
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
178
 
medium / 768p
116
 
high / 768p
103
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 870M performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

GTX 870M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended Radeon HD 5850

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on GeForce GTX 870M.

low / 768p
130
 
medium / 768p
128
 
high / 768p
129
 
ultra / 1080p
97
 

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 M470, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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