NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 680 sales 22 March 2012 at a recommended price of $499. This is 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). two 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 195 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 28.29 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 680's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
19.44
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
22 March 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$579.99
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

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 680's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
1536
 
Core clock speed
1006 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
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 GeForce GTX 680's 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
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
10.0" (25.4 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
Two 6-pin
 
SLI options
3-way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
2048 MB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256-bit GDDR5
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 680.
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 and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
FXAA
+
 
TXAA
+
 
Adaptive VSync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 680. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
28.28
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
247306
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
47130
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6861
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
7587
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10217
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
29702
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
964
 
Passmark
5677
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
7680
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
54
 

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 680. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
121 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
15 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 680 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.15
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
73
 
medium / 768p
51
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 
4k / 2160p
9
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
114
 
medium / 768p
82
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
12
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
103
 
medium / 1080p
67
 
high / 1080p
59
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 
4k / 2160p
17
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
157
 
medium / 768p
103
 
high / 1080p
47
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
4k / 2160p
7
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
300
 
medium / 768p
262
 
high / 1080p
125
 
ultra / 1080p
77
 
4k / 2160p
40
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
69
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
17
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
145
 
medium / 768p
92
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
35
 
4k / 2160p
17
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
89
 
medium / 1080p
48
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 
4k / 2160p
10
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
103
 
medium / 768p
58
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
20
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
150
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
76
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
21
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
92
 
high / 1080p
64
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
16
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
272
 
medium / 768p
181
 
high / 1080p
103
 
ultra / 1080p
67
 
4k / 2160p
25
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
115
 
medium / 768p
72
 
high / 1080p
42
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
4k / 2160p
16
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
ultra / 1080p
45
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
187
 
medium / 768p
142
 
high / 1080p
119
 
ultra / 1080p
109
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
154
 
medium / 768p
139
 
high / 768p
115
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
105
 
medium / 768p
93
 
high / 768p
73
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
97
 
ultra / 1080p
92
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
288
 
medium / 768p
124
 
high / 768p
111
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
280
 
medium / 768p
242
 
high / 768p
173
 
ultra / 1080p
58
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
95
 
medium / 768p
43
 
high / 768p
24
 
ultra / 1080p
20
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
high / 768p
228
 
ultra / 1080p
224
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
216
 
medium / 768p
200
 
high / 768p
200
 
ultra / 1080p
188
 
Dishonored (2012)
low / 768p
128
 
medium / 768p
128
 
high / 768p
128
 
ultra / 1080p
128
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
ultra / 1080p
79
 
StarCraft 2 (2010)
low / 768p
348
 
medium / 768p
127
 
high / 768p
126
 
ultra / 1080p
114
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
71
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
66
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 680 from AMD is Radeon HD 7950, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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