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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at 23.98 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 680's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
14.37
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
22 March 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$580
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

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
 
of 7
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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
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 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

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

23.98

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

5669

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.

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 R9 Nano, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 33 positions in our rating.

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