NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs 680

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
46.82
 
8.25
Architecture
Pascal
 
Kepler
Code name
GP107
 
GK104
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
25 October 2016
 
22 March 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$139
 
$499
Price now
$171
 
$970

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
768
 
1536
CUDA cores
768
 
1536
Core clock speed
1291 MHz
 
1006 MHz
Boost Clock
1392 MHz
 
1058 MHz
Transistor count
3,300 million
 
3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
195 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
66.82
 
128.8 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
2,138 gflops
 
3,090.4 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
no data
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
145 mm
 
10.0" (25.4 cm)
Height
no data
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
Two 6-pin
SLI options
-
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2048 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
256-bit GDDR5
Memory clock speed
7008 MHz
 
6008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
112 GB/s
 
192.2 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
no data
 
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
no data
 
4 displays
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536
G-SYNC support
+
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
+
GPU Boost
no data
 
+
VR Ready
+
 
no data
CUDA
+
 
+
FXAA
no data
 
+
TXAA
no data
 
+
Adaptive VSync
no data
 
+
Multi-Projection
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data
Ansel
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.2
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1050 Ti 33.86
GTX 680 33.86

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1050 Ti 352876 +42.7%
GTX 680 247306

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1050 Ti 50939 +8.1%
GTX 680 47130

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1050 Ti 6816
GTX 680 6861 +0.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1050 Ti 7485
GTX 680 7587 +1.4%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1050 Ti 9453
GTX 680 10217 +8.1%

Passmark

GTX 1050 Ti 6431 +16.6%
GTX 680 5514

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
326 Mh/s +169.4%
 
121 Mh/s −169.4%
Decred / DCR (Decred)
1.01 Gh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
12.62 Mh/s −18.9%
 
15 Mh/s +18.9%
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.3 kh/s
 
no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
156.48 Sol/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Much newer (25 October 2016 vs 22 March 2012)
Cheaper ($139 vs $499)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 195 watts)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
Ansel

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1536 vs 768)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.2 vs 112 GB/s)
GPU Boost
TXAA
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
NVIDIA Surround
SLIOptions
HDMI
HDCP

So, GTX 1050 Ti or 680?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 680, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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