NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 680 sales 22 March 2012 at a recommended price of 499 USD. This is a Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.0" (25.4 cm). An additional Two 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 195 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 29.06 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
22 March 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
499 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
1536
 
Core clock speed
1006 MHz
 
of 1607
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
195 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
128.8 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
3,090.4 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0*
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
10.0" (25.4 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
Two 6-pin
 
SLI options
3-way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2048 MB
 
Memory bus width
256-bit GDDR5
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
Display Connectors
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
 
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
G-SYNC support
+
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
3D Vision
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
FXAA
+
 
TXAA
+
 
Adaptive VSync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.1
 
OpenGL
4.2
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
29.06
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
247306.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
47130.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6861.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7587.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10216.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
29702.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
964
 
 
Passmark
5692
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
7680
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
54
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
121 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
15 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
13.12
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
72.50
 
medium / 768p
51.20
 
high / 1080p
30.30
 
ultra / 1080p
8.90
 
4k / 2160p
8.50
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
299.60
 
medium / 768p
262.20
 
high / 1080p
125.40
 
ultra / 1080p
77.30
 
4k / 2160p
40.00
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
113.50
 
medium / 768p
82.20
 
high / 1080p
46.30
 
ultra / 1080p
44.20
 
4k / 2160p
11.80
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
144.60
 
medium / 768p
91.80
 
high / 1080p
46.30
 
ultra / 1080p
34.90
 
4k / 2160p
16.90
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
103.00
 
medium / 1080p
67.00
 
high / 1080p
59.00
 
ultra / 1080p
42.00
 
4k / 2160p
17.00
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
88.50
 
medium / 1080p
47.80
 
high / 1080p
36.50
 
ultra / 1080p
16.40
 
4k / 2160p
9.70
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
110.90
 
medium / 768p
68.90
 
high / 1080p
46.40
 
ultra / 1080p
40.60
 
4k / 2160p
17.20
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
111.00
 
medium / 768p
91.90
 
high / 1080p
63.50
 
ultra / 1080p
49.00
 
4k / 2160p
15.90
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
271.60
 
medium / 768p
180.60
 
high / 1080p
102.90
 
ultra / 1080p
67.40
 
4k / 2160p
25.00
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
102.50
 
medium / 768p
58.20
 
high / 1080p
53.00
 
ultra / 1080p
47.20
 
4k / 2160p
19.80
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
115.30
 
medium / 768p
72.35
 
high / 1080p
41.80
 
ultra / 1080p
22.45
 
4k / 2160p
15.75
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
150.30
 
medium / 768p
143.90
 
high / 1080p
76.00
 
ultra / 1080p
36.15
 
4k / 2160p
20.90
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
187.05
 
medium / 768p
141.65
 
high / 1080p
118.60
 
ultra / 1080p
109.40
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
95.00
 
medium / 768p
43.10
 
high / 768p
24.10
 
ultra / 1080p
20.10
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
153.60
 
medium / 768p
138.85
 
high / 768p
114.75
 
ultra / 1080p
57.45
 
4k / 2160p
32.40
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
105.00
 
medium / 768p
93.00
 
high / 768p
73.00
 
ultra / 1080p
36.80
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
216.00
 
medium / 768p
200.00
 
high / 768p
200.00
 
ultra / 1080p
188.00
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
ultra / 1080p
79.00
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
70.90
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
66.30
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
ultra / 1080p
45.00
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
high / 768p
228.00
 
ultra / 1080p
224.00
 
Just Cause 2 (2010)
ultra / 1080p
72.10
 
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
high / 1024p
65.00
 

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