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 16.28 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 680M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
12.98
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 June 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$310.50
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$499.99
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
1344
 
Core clock speed
720 MHz
 
Boost Clock
758 MHz
 
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
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 specs

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
 
of 32
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 benchmarks 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
16.27
 
 
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
3349
 
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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 680M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.02
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
111
 
medium / 768p
91
 
high / 768p
70
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
84
 
medium / 768p
70
 
high / 768p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
22
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
107
 
medium / 768p
92
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013)
low / 768p
264
 
medium / 768p
103
 
high / 768p
90
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
284
 
medium / 768p
170
 
high / 768p
109
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
82
 
medium / 768p
39
 
high / 768p
22
 
ultra / 1080p
17
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
231
 
medium / 768p
195
 
high / 768p
169
 
ultra / 1080p
128
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
187
 
medium / 768p
169
 
high / 768p
185
 
ultra / 1080p
157
 
Dishonored (2012)
low / 768p
121
 
medium / 768p
122
 
high / 768p
120
 
ultra / 1080p
116
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
88
 
high / 768p
83
 
ultra / 1080p
54
 
StarCraft 2 (2010)
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 nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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