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 16.96 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
 
Boost Clock
967 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
 
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
12.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
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
16.47
 
 
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
2391
 
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 (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
0.23
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
129
 
medium / 768p
88
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
4k / 2160p
14
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
51
 
medium / 768p
34
 
high / 1080p
20
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
69
 
medium / 768p
59
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
76
 
medium / 1080p
39
 
high / 1080p
34
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 
4k / 2160p
11
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
111
 
medium / 768p
70
 
high / 1080p
33
 
ultra / 1080p
27
 
4k / 2160p
10
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
219
 
medium / 768p
163
 
high / 1080p
77
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
24
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
72
 
medium / 768p
47
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
26
 
4k / 2160p
11
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
83
 
medium / 768p
60
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
117
 
medium / 768p
86
 
high / 1080p
43
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
13
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
74
 
medium / 1080p
34
 
high / 1080p
21
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
97
 
medium / 768p
61
 
high / 1080p
35
 
ultra / 1080p
29
 
4k / 2160p
12
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
134
 
medium / 768p
108
 
high / 1080p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
70
 
medium / 768p
64
 
high / 1080p
41
 
ultra / 1080p
35
 
4k / 2160p
15
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
173
 
medium / 768p
115
 
high / 1080p
65
 
ultra / 1080p
45
 
4k / 2160p
20
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
78
 
medium / 768p
47
 
high / 1080p
28
 
ultra / 1080p
15
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
101
 
medium / 768p
93
 
high / 1080p
42
 
ultra / 1080p
33
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
156
 
medium / 768p
96
 
high / 1080p
74
 
ultra / 1080p
66
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
141
 
medium / 768p
119
 
high / 768p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
126
 
medium / 768p
95
 
high / 768p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
27
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
81
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
110
 
medium / 768p
98
 
high / 768p
79
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
301
 
medium / 768p
167
 
high / 768p
129
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
100
 
medium / 768p
49
 
high / 768p
25
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
178
 
medium / 768p
116
 
high / 768p
103
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 
Dishonored (2012)
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 M380, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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