NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M is a high-end DirectX 11-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 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz

GeForce GTX 860M SLI

1280 @ 1029 MHz128 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 11, Shader 5.0
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
0% 100%
min: 99.6      avg: 99.6 (100%)     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.6 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 65.67      avg: 101.3 (85%)     median: 101.4 (85%)     max: 119.76 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 42      avg: 42 (70%)     median: 42 (70%)     max: 42 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 65      avg: 65 (10%)     median: 65 (10%)     max: 65 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5825      avg: 6060.1 (51%)     median: 6101 (51%)     max: 6251 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 38938      avg: 39962.8 (52%)     median: 39891 (52%)     max: 41259 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 268706      avg: 268706 (93%)     median: 268706 (93%)     max: 268706 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 103806      avg: 109151 (41%)     median: 109151 (41%)     max: 114496 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 105465      avg: 166979.4 (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 (100%)     median: 74.1 (100%)     max: 74.1 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 80.7      avg: 81.4 (56%)     median: 81.4 (56%)     max: 82.1 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 4916      avg: 4916 (85%)     median: 4916 (85%)     max: 4916 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 480      avg: 480 (31%)     median: 480 (31%)     max: 480 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 899      avg: 899 (36%)     median: 899 (36%)     max: 899 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 8114      avg: 8553.1 (54%)     median: 8578 (54%)     max: 9003 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 7816      avg: 8295.8 (63%)     median: 8319.5 (63%)     max: 8514 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 27851      avg: 29214 (63%)     median: 29582 (64%)     max: 29698 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 26554      avg: 27835 (72%)     median: 28022 (72%)     max: 28920 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 28118      avg: 29036.5 (97%)     median: 29036.5 (97%)     max: 29955 Points
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
0% 100%
min: 4.81      avg: 13.6 (27%)     median: 5.6 (11%)     max: 30.4 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 1.47      avg: 2 (2%)     median: 1.5 (2%)     max: 3.14 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 14.17      avg: 22.9 (64%)     median: 18.7 (52%)     max: 35.77 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 1.79      avg: 7.2 (39%)     median: 1.8 (10%)     max: 17.92 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 17.33      avg: 29.6 (55%)     median: 20.2 (37%)     max: 51.23 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 2.2      avg: 15.2 (68%)     median: 21 (93%)     max: 22.46 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 20.22      avg: 54.8 (75%)     median: 71 (97%)     max: 73.14 fps
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060
0% 100%
min: 15.14      avg: 16.1 (29%)     median: 16.3 (30%)     max: 16.89 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 55.41      avg: 60.9 (56%)     median: 60.3 (55%)     max: 68.55 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6772      avg: 9779.7 (81%)     median: 10451 (86%)     max: 12116 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.

Fifa 15

Fifa 15

2014
low 1280x720
280.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
227.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
189.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
150.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
99.6  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
80.8 81.6 ~ 81 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
72.7 73.5 ~ 73 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen 3: Titan Lords
low 1024x768
35.5 89.7 ~ 63 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
35.3 92.9 ~ 64 fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
42.9 43.4 52.7 ~ 46 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
54.3 54.7 54.9 ~ 55 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
GRID: Autosport
low 1024x768
195.5 226 ~ 211 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
119.8 139.6 ~ 130 fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
96.3 113.4 114.9 ~ 108 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
63.7 70 76.8 ~ 70 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Watch Dogs
low 1024x768
62.5 88.1 ~ 75 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
53.1 74.3 ~ 64 fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
39.5 40.9 44.4 ~ 42 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.3 30.9 32.9 ~ 31 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
low 1280x720
59.9 60 60 60 ~ 60 fps      Compare
med. 1280x720
59.8 60 60 60 ~ 60 fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
59.8 60 60 60 ~ 60 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
58.7 59 60 60 ~ 59 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Elder Scrolls Online
low 1024x768
92.5  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
87.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
76  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
60  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
60  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
60  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
59.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
55.7 62.6 89 ~ 69 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
54.5 62.3 77 ~ 65 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
46.1 53.5 59 59.6 71 ~ 58 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
38.8 40 40.3 41 41 ~ 40 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag
low 1024x768
62  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
59  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
57  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
108.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
52  fps      Compare