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 12.71 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

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
 
Boost Clock
967 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 7
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
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 

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

12.71

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

2445

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.

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 HD 6970M Crossfire, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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