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 17.38 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 680M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.10
 
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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
 
of 7
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
 

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

17.38

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

3345

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.

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 HD 6970M Crossfire, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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