Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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 189 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 807 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
The GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI was released on 12 Mar 2014
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Maxwell GM107-N15P-GX-A1 (x2)
Texture Rate
88 GTexel/s
16 (x2)
Pixel Rate
35 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
1280 (x2)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
128bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
2048KB (x2)
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1029 MHz
Boost Clock
1097 MHz
Max Power
120 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 860M 2GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Check the Page of [GeForce GTX 860M 2GB]( to know more about its Architecture.

The Central Unit of each GPU runs at 1029MHz and goes up to 1097MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
Each 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
Each GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 120W.

Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1920x1080, the best suited resolution, GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI is around 20% faster than a Single GeForce GTX 880M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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