The NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI are 2 DirectX 10 capable graphic cards, which are combined by SLI. Technically, each card contains 32 Stream processors like the 8600M GT but the core -m Shader- and memory clock is higher. Therefore the performance of each single card is somewhat higher than the 8600M GT (due to NVIDIA press releases much higher) and therefore should be sufficient for all current games in high resolutions. The SLI combination does not bring double performance and depends on the support in the game.

The 3d Mark values are very good (like with all graphic cards of the 8000 series). Nonetheless, the 128 bit Bus of each single graphic card reduces the gaming performance in high resolutions (and with activated Antialiasing). For example, the SLI combination does not achieve the values of a single 7950 GTX in F.E.A.R.. However, it is the fastest graphic solution for laptops with DirectX 10 support and allows to play all newest DirectX 10 games fluently (altough not in high details).

A particularity of the video card are the "Unified Shaders". There don't exist any more so called Stream processors but 32 so called Stream processors make the upcoming graphic work (which was done by pixel and vertex Shaders, up to now).

Drivers tell that the 8700M GT is called NB8E-SE (8800M GS) internally.

GeForce 8700M Series
GeForce 8700M GT SLI 64 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 8700M GT 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Pipelines64 - unified
Core Speed *625 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption58 Watt
Transistors578 Million
technology80 nm
FeaturesShader clock frequence 1250 MHz, PureVideo technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoder acceleration), HDCP-capable, PowerMizer 7.0 energy management (dynamic switching between performance and energy saving), HDR (high dynamic-range lighting), designed for Windows Vista, 16x full image AA, 16x AF independent on angles, 128-bit HDR illumination with AA, Dual-Link DVI exits for TFT resolutions up to 2560x1600, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread technology
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement18.09.2007
InformationSlot MXM-III and more due to the 35W TDP, 80nm manufacturing  process
Link to Manufacturer Page
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 2196      avg: 2196 (5%)     median: 2196 (5%)     max: 2196 Points
3DMark 06
min: 7773      avg: 8211 (21%)     median: 8176 (21%)     max: 8719 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 12835      avg: 14111.3 (38%)     median: 14494 (39%)     max: 15005 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 22108      avg: 24181 (16%)     median: 24181 (16%)     max: 26254 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 26572      avg: 28439 (46%)     median: 28650 (47%)     max: 30095 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.



low 640x480
357 371 397 600 ~ 431 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
82 162 162 172 ~ 145 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
55 57 114 114 ~ 85 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3

Doom 3

low 640x480
152.4 208.6 208.8 ~ 190 fps      Compare
med. 640x480
148.9 186.6 211.7 ~ 182 fps      Compare
high 800x600
146.8 160.3 181 ~ 163 fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
132.9 141.5 144.2 ~ 140 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
681.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00012493133544922s +0.217s ... 0.218s

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#3 return log +0.092s ... 0.31s

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI graphics card

Dell XPS M1730: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 17", 4.8 kg
  Review » Review Dell XPS M1730 Gaming-Notebook

Schenker mySN D901C: Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) QX6850, 17.0", 5.6 kg
  Review » Review Schenker mySN D901C (Clevo D901C)

Asus G70s: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500, 17.1", 5 kg
  External Review » Asus G70s

Dell XPS M1730: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700, 17.1", 5.1 kg
  External Review » Dell XPS M1730

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
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» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Mali-T760 MP6
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
PowerVR GX6250
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T628 MP4
Adreno 405 *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)