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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 954
  • Max video memory 2x 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 823
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 149$
Games supported 85%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating176200
Value for moneyno data31.07
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameN15E-GX-A2N14E-GTX
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date12 March 2014 (8 years ago)30 May 2013 (9 years ago)
Current price$3098 $149
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores30723072
Core clock speed954 MHz823 MHz
Number of transistors2x 3540 Million7080 Million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)206 Watt200 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 880M SLI and GeForce GTX 780M SLI 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 sizelargelarge
SLI options++

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2x 8 GB2x 4 GB
Memory bus width2x 256 Bit2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed5000 MHz5000 MHz
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Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus++

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (FL 11_0)11
CUDA++

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 880M SLI 28.74
+11.3%
GTX 780M SLI 25.82
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 880M SLI 36366
+1%
GTX 780M SLI 36004

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 880M SLI 15823
+11.9%
GTX 780M SLI 14140

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 880M SLI 77057
+16.5%
GTX 780M SLI 66148

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 880M SLI 9111
+13.8%
GTX 780M SLI 8009

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 880M SLI 11817
+17.1%
GTX 780M SLI 10091

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 880M SLI 146
+9.9%
GTX 780M SLI 133

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD77
−28.6%
99
+28.6%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Battlefield 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Hitman 3 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Battlefield 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Hitman 3 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Metro Exodus 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Battlefield 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Hitman 3 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Metro Exodus 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Battlefield 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Hitman 3 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Metro Exodus 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Battlefield 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry 5 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
+11.5%
24−27
−11.5%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 28.74 25.82
Novelty 12 March 2014 30 May 2013
Thermal design power (TDP) 206 Watt 200 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M SLI

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 880M SLI by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 880M SLI's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 780M SLI by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 780M SLI's AMD equivalent is Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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