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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M is a high-end DirectX 12-compatible graphics card for laptops unveiled in March 2014. Similar to the GTX 780M, it is based on the 28 nm GK104 chip (Kepler architecture), but features a higher core clock rate. As of spring 2014, it is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.

Architecture

The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK104 Kepler core offers eight shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the GTX 880M, all eight blocks are active for a total of 1536 CUDA cores and 128 TMUs. The chip can access up to 8 GB of GDDR5 memory connected via a 256-bit interface.

Performance

Due to the higher core clock, the computing power has been increased by about 15 percent compared to the GeForce GTX 780M. However, the memory bandwidth stagnates, so the average performance gain is lessened. Our benchmarks show an increase of about 10 percent, making the GTX 880M the fastest mobile graphics card as of spring 2014. The GPU has enough power to run demanding games of 2013/2014 fluently with Full HD resolution and maxed out graphical settings.

Features

The feature set includes support for up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840x2160 pixels can be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a (if available). HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK104 core and offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Another novelty is the inclusion of a dedicated video encoding engine similar to Intel QuickSync that can be accessed by the NVENC API.

New features of the GTX 800M series include Battery Boost (longer battery life while playing games), Shadowplay (recording of in-game videos) and Game Stream (stream PC games on the Nvidia Shield console).

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 880M should be similar or slightly above the GTX 780M, leading to a TDP of more than 100 W. Therefore, only large desktop replacements can support the power demands of the GTX 880M.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 800M Series
GeForce GTX 880M SLI 3072 @ 954 MHz2x 256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 860M SLI 1280 @ 1029 MHz2x 128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 880M 1536 @ 954 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 870M 1344 @ 941 MHz192 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 860M 640 @ 1029 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 850M 640 @ 876 MHz128 Bit @ 2000 - 5000 MHz
CodenameN15E-GX-A2
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines1536 - unified
Core Speed *954 MHz
Memory Speed *5000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
Power Consumption103 Watt
Transistors3540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesBattery Boost, GameStream, ShadowPlay, GPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, SLI, GeForce Experience
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement12.03.2014
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/object/geforce-gtx-...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 5825     avg: 6060.1 (22%)     median: 6101 (22%)     max: 6251 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 5252     avg: 5457.2 (23%)     median: 5482.5 (23%)     max: 5577 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 38938     avg: 39962.8 (24%)     median: 39891 (24%)     max: 41259 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 18199     avg: 19061.9 (54%)     median: 19151 (55%)     max: 19781 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0%
100%
min: 268706     avg: 268706 (60%)     median: 268706 (60%)     max: 268706 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 103806     avg: 109151 (30%)     median: 109151 (30%)     max: 114496 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 105465     avg: 166979 (22%)     median: 135032 (18%)     max: 262047 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 74.1     avg: 74.1 (67%)     median: 74.1 (67%)     max: 74.1 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0%
100%
min: 80.7     avg: 81.4 (30%)     median: 81.4 (30%)     max: 82.1 fps
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 8114     avg: 8553.1 (24%)     median: 8578 (24%)     max: 9003 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0%
100%
min: 7816     avg: 8295.8 (37%)     median: 8319.5 (37%)     max: 8514 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0%
100%
min: 100.4     avg: 104 (56%)     median: 104 (56%)     max: 107.5 fps
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- 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.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst
low 1280x720
124  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
81.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
40  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
33.2  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
11.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
230  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
198  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
96.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
54.5  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
30.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
79.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
69.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
41.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
37.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Need for Speed 2016
low 1280x720
82.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
77.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
42.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
31.7  fps    + Compare