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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 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 8700M GT compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Pipelines64 - unified
Core Speed625 MHz
Shader Speed1250 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption58 Watt
Transistor Count578 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


3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06
min: 7773     avg: 8211     median: 8176 (11%)     max: 8719 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

high 1024x768
20  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Additional Benchmarks
High 1280x800
High 1440x900
High 800x600
Low 1920x1200
Medium 1920x1200
High 1920x1200
Low 0xAF 0xAA 800x600
Med 0xAF 0xAA 800x600


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

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo


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