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 28.01 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 680's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
15.00
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
22 March 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$579.99
 
of 4403.52 (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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
1536
 
Core clock speed
1006 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
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
 
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

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
 
Memory bus width
256-bit GDDR5
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark 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
27.77
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
5674
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

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 680 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 720p
300
 
medium / 768p
262
 
high / 1080p
125
 
ultra / 1080p
77
 
4k / 2160p
40
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
150
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
76
 
ultra / 1080p
36
 
4k / 2160p
21
 

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
272
 
medium / 768p
181
 
high / 1080p
103
 
ultra / 1080p
67
 
4k / 2160p
25
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
97
 
ultra / 1080p
92
 

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
recommended GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on GeForce GTX 680.

high / 768p
228
 
ultra / 1080p
224
 

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 720p
73
 
medium / 768p
51
 
high / 1080p
30
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 
4k / 2160p
9
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 720p
114
 
medium / 768p
82
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
12
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 720p
103
 
medium / 1080p
67
 
high / 1080p
59
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 
4k / 2160p
17
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
69
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
17
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 720p
145
 
medium / 768p
92
 
high / 1080p
46
 
ultra / 1080p
35
 
4k / 2160p
17
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 720p
89
 
medium / 1080p
48
 
high / 1080p
37
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 
4k / 2160p
10
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 720p
103
 
medium / 768p
58
 
high / 1080p
53
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
20
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
92
 
high / 1080p
64
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
164
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
61
 
4k / 2160p
22
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
115
 
medium / 768p
72
 
high / 1080p
42
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
4k / 2160p
16
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
141
 
medium / 768p
120
 
high / 1080p
55
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on GeForce GTX 680.

ultra / 1080p
45
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
187
 
medium / 768p
142
 
high / 1080p
119
 
ultra / 1080p
109
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
154
 
medium / 768p
139
 
high / 768p
115
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
105
 
medium / 768p
93
 
high / 768p
73
 
ultra / 1080p
37
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
280
 
medium / 768p
242
 
high / 768p
173
 
ultra / 1080p
58
 

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
216
 
medium / 768p
200
 
high / 768p
200
 
ultra / 1080p
188
 

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended Radeon HD 5850

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
128
 
medium / 768p
128
 
high / 768p
128
 
ultra / 1080p
128
 

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 7900 GT
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 720p
60
 
high / 768p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 

World of Tanks v8

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to World of Tanks v8 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Tanks v8 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
116
 
medium / 768p
80
 
high / 768p
78
 
ultra / 1080p
65
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on GeForce GTX 680.

ultra / 1080p
79
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680 performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on GeForce GTX 680.

low / 768p
348
 
medium / 768p
127
 
high / 768p
126
 
ultra / 1080p
114
 

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 nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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