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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 765M GeForce GTX 860M 2GB
Horizon: Zero Dawn 245% 168%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 223% 150%
Cyberpunk 2077 374% 268%
Valorant 66% 74%
Marvel's Avengers 374% 268%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 374% 268%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 100% 55%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 298%
Grounded 187% 123%
Death Stranding 265% 183%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M.

The GTX 860M has a 179 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 765M, but the GeForce GTX 765M has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 860M. As a result, the GeForce GTX 765M exhibits a 13.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 860M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 860M has a 179 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 765M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 860M providing 2.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 860M was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 765M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 765M and the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 860M has 16.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 765M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 860M is slightly better than the GeForce GTX 765M.

The GeForce GTX 765M has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 765M is 653 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 860M is 948. The GTX 860M having 295 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 860M delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 765M.

The GeForce GTX 765M requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB requires 60 Watts. The GeForce GTX 765M requires 5 Watts more than the GTX 860M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 765M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 860M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs1029 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1097 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1Maxwell GM107-N15P-GX-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date30 May 2013vs12 Mar 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1253 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth64.1GB/secvs80.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs640
Actual Shader Performance31%vs46%
Texture Mapping Units64vs40
Texture Rate54.4 GTexel/svs41.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate13.6 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs60 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3630QM 4-Core 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-4710HQ 4-Core 2.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 760M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1 which has 4 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 850MHz.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1002MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Kepler Boost, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 65W, it is suited for large laptops.

Despite being underclocked, when compared to GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 765M ends up performing better in most cases as fast since the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology allows an even higher Central Unit Speed, which most times exceeds the 950MHz.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is on average with the desktop GeForce GTX 650 Ti.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 765M.
GeForce GTX 860M 2GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Generation of the Maxwell Architecture.

GeForce GTX 860M 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM107-N15P-GX-A1 which is a First Gen Maxwell GPU and is Identical to the GM107-400-A2 GPU used on the Desktop GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
It has 6 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1029MHz and goes up to 1097MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1253MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
GeForce GTX 860M 2GB Consumes between 60W and 75W depending on the Scenario.

Benchmarks Indicate Similar Performance to the older GeForce GTX 770M, using the best suited Resolution - 1600x900.
As a Result, GeForce GTX 860M provides a decent experience at 900p, in most Modern Demanding Games.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 860M 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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