580M vs 675MX

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.99
 
0.38
Architecture
Fermi
 
Kepler
GPU code name
N12E-GTX2
 
N13E-GSR
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
28 June 2011 (10 years ago)
 
1 October 2012 (8 years ago)
Price now
$170
 
$868

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
384
 
960
Core clock speed
620 MHz
 
600 MHz
Number of transistors
1,950 million
 
3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
100 Watt
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
39.68
 
52.32
Floating-point performance
952.3 gflops
 
1,256 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GTX 675MX compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
large
 
large
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 MB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1500 MHz
 
3600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
96 GB/s
 
115.2 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 (11_0)
Shader Model
5.1
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
1.2
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.1.126
CUDA
2.1
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 580M 8.81 +3.4%
GTX 675MX 8.52

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 580M 3117
GTX 675MX 3979 +27.7%

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 580M 14404
GTX 675MX 18950 +31.6%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 580M 2373 +3.4%
GTX 675MX 2295

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 580M and GeForce GTX 675MX. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
40 Mh/s −57.5%
 
63 Mh/s +57.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 83% minimum and 70% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
83%
Recommended
70%
Minimum
83%
Recommended
70%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GTX 580M
GTX 675MX
900p
 
42
no data
1080p
 
56 +12%
50 −12%
1200p
 
42
no data

Competitors of GeForce GTX 580M from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 580M from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, which is slower by 4% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 580M:

Competitors of GeForce GTX 675MX from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 675MX from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 675MX:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M

3.4% higher performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($170 vs $868)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX

Much newer (1 October 2012 vs 28 June 2011)

More pipelines (960 vs 384)

Higher memory bandwidth (115.2 vs 96 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)

Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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