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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 compare 3072 @ 954 MHz2x 256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 860M SLI compare 1280 @ 1029 MHz2x 128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 880M 1536 @ 954 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 870M compare 1344 @ 941 MHz192 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 860M compare 640 @ 1029 MHz128 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 850M compare 640 @ 876 MHz128 Bit @ 2000 - 5000 MHz
CodenameN15E-GX-A2
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines1536 - unified
Core Speed954 MHz
Memory Speed5000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
Transistor Count3540 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-...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
19.7 pt (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 18199     avg: 19062     median: 19151 (29%)     max: 19781 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 38938     avg: 39963     median: 39891 (20%)     max: 41259 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 5252     avg: 5457     median: 5482.5 (18%)     max: 5577 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 5825     avg: 6060     median: 6101 (14%)     max: 6251 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 105465     avg: 166979     median: 135032 (18%)     max: 262047 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 7816     avg: 8296     median: 8319.5 (21%)     max: 8514 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 8114     avg: 8553     median: 8578 (15%)     max: 9003 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 +
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- 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.

low 1280x720
134  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
104  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
50.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
46.9  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
15.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium / Disabled 4xAF 1920x1080
67.8
low 1280x720
185  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
159  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
118  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
81.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
44  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1920x1080
146
low 1280x720
140  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
93.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
45.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
15  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset FXAA 1920x1080
65
Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
55.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
34.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1920x1080
25.6
FIFA 17

FIFA 17

2016
low 1280x720
244  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
208  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
146  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
141  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
54.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1920x1080
165
low 1280x720
56.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
39.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
23  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
11.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 2xAF 1920x1080
25.1
low 1280x720
73.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
61.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
38.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
14.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium 4x AF Off AA 1920x1080
43.4
low 1280x720
124  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
81.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
40  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
33.2  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
11.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF 1920x1080
55.3
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
230  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
198  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
96.1  fps    + Compare