NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 vs 1050
Comparison of GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050'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 and GeForce GTX 1050's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050 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).
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
10.0" (25.4 cm)
5.7" (14.5 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
4.38" (11.1 cm)
Recommended system power (PSU)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 680 25.73
GTX 1050 26.06 +1.3%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 680 247306
GTX 1050 349683 +41.4%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 680 47130 +15.2%
GTX 1050 40922
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 680 6861 +12.1%
GTX 1050 6122
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 680 7587 +11.6%
GTX 1050 6797
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 680 10217 +19.2%
GTX 1050 8571
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 680 29702
GTX 1050 32463 +9.3%
GTX 680 5562
GTX 1050 5634 +1.3%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
121 Mh/s −130.6%
279 Mh/s +130.6%
Decred / DCR (Decred)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1536 vs 640)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.2 vs 112 GB/s)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
1.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (25 October 2016 vs 22 March 2012)
Cheaper ($109 vs $499)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 195 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
So, GTX 680 or 1050?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050. The differences in performance seem too small.
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