NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 680M sales 4 June 2012 at a recommended price of $310.50. This is Kepler architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 115.2 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 15.66 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 680M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.05
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 June 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$310.50
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$499.99
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 680M'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 680M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1344
 
CUDA cores
1344
 
Core clock speed
720 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
758 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
80.6 billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
2,038 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 680M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
SLI options
2-way
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 680M: 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
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
115.2 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 680M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
TXAA
+
 
Adaptive VSync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 680M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

15.66

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

27684

3DMark Fire Strike Score

3763

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

4049

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

5898

3DMark Vantage Performance

21534

Unigine Heaven 3.0

58

Passmark

3346

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

4530

Octane Render OctaneBench

33

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 680M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
100 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 680M 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

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680M performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 680M
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680M performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 680M
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
107
 
medium / 768p
92
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
recommended GeForce 6600

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
231
 
medium / 768p
195
 
high / 768p
169
 
ultra / 1080p
128
 
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680M performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 680M
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
91
 
high / 768p
70
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
84
 
medium / 768p
70
 
high / 768p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
284
 
medium / 768p
170
 
high / 768p
109
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
187
 
medium / 768p
169
 
high / 768p
185
 
ultra / 1080p
157
 

Dishonored

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 680M performance compared to Dishonored official system requirements.

GTX 680M
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended Radeon HD 5850

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored on GeForce GTX 680M.

low / 768p
121
 
medium / 768p
122
 
high / 768p
120
 
ultra / 1080p
116
 

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 7900 GT
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

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

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

World of Tanks v8

2012

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended Radeon HD 7850

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
65
 
medium / 768p
44
 
high / 768p
40
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

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

medium / 768p
88
 
high / 768p
83
 
ultra / 1080p
54
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

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

GTX 680M
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
279
 
medium / 768p
116
 
high / 768p
112
 
ultra / 1080p
85
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 680M from AMD is Radeon RX 550 Mobile, which is faster by 3% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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