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GPU Architecture

Core Speed 1029 Mhz 850 Mhz
Boost Clock 1097 Mhz -
Architecture Maxwell GM107-N15P-GX-A1 (x2) GCN 1.0 Wimbledon XT (x2)
Release Date - -
Notebook GPU Yes Yes

Resolution Performance

1920x1080
2560x1440
3840x2160

GPU Memory

Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Memory Speed 1253 MHz 1200 MHz
Memory Bus 256 Bit 512 Bit
Memory Type - -
Memory Bandwidth 160.4GB/sec 307.2GB/sec

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units 1280 2560
Technology 28nm 28nm

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH) 4096x2160 4096x2160
VGA Connections - -
DVI Connections - -
HDMI Connections - -
DisplayPort Connections - -

GPU Power Requirements

Power Required (Watts) 120 Watts 200 Watts
Recommended PSU - -

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor Core i7-4930MX 4-Core 3.0GHz Core i7-3940XM 4-Core 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM 8 GB 8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080

GPU Recommended Hardware

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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI Performance Review

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 191 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI graphics card is returning a weak performance on Dying Light 2 at 1080p of 0 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Back 4 Blood which we saw got playable frame rates of 30 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Star Citizen, which is predicted to get 30 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI by playing Dying Light 2 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Back 4 Blood and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Star Citizen which is predicted to get weak results with a 23FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI we get the impression that it is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, which has 108% better performance and can run 810 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.

AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire Performance Review

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 187 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire can run Resident Evil 8 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 22 returns a good 62 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire ran Resident Evil 8 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 124FPS, M: 98FPS, H: 66FPS, U: 47FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire running at 1440p is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire in your PC? We think this Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. This PC hardware upgrade performs 111% better and can run 810 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.