NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 vs 1050

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.23
 
43.10
Architecture
Kepler
 
Pascal
Code name
GK104
 
N17P-G1
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
22 March 2012
 
25 October 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
$109
Price now
$970
 
$158

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
1536
 
640
CUDA cores
1536
 
640
Core clock speed
1006 MHz
 
1290 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
 
1392 MHz
Transistor count
3540 Million
 
3,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
195 Watt
 
75 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
97 °C
Texture fill rate
128.8 billion / sec
 
58.2 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
3,090.4 gflops
 
1,862 gflops

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).
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
10.0" (25.4 cm)
 
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
4.38" (11.1 cm)
Width
no data
 
2-slot
Recommended system power (PSU)
no data
 
300 Watt
Supplementary power connectors
Two 6-pin
 
None
SLI options
3-way
 
-

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2048 MB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256-bit GDDR5
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
7008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB / s
 
112 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
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
4 displays
 
+
HDMI
+
 
-
HDCP
+
 
2.2
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
no data
G-SYNC support
+
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
no data

Technologies

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.
3D Vision
+
 
+
GameStream
-
 
+
GPU Boost
+
 
3.0
VR Ready
no data
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
no data
FXAA
+
 
no data
TXAA
+
 
no data
Adaptive VSync
+
 
no data
Multi-Projection
no data
 
+
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+
Ansel
no data
 
+
ShadowWorks
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 1050, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.1
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.2
 
4.5
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

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 26.25 +3%
GTX 1050 25.48

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%

Passmark

GTX 680 5677 +0.4%
GTX 1050 5653

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

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)
no data
 
0.85 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
15 Mh/s
 
no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
no data
 
0.3 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
no data
 
143.76 Sol/s

Gaming performance

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

3% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1536 vs 640)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.2 vs 112 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GPU Boost
TXAA
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
NVIDIA Surround
HDMI

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

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)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
ShadowWorks
Ansel
NVIDIAGameStreamReady

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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