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 USD. 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. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 15.98 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 680M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
9.80
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 June 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
310.50 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
499.99 USD
 
of 4576.59 (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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
1344
 
Core clock speed
720 MHz
 
Boost Clock
719 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
80.6 billion/sec
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
1,933 gflops
 

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 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
115.2 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory
-
 

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
 
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
15.98
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
168502.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
27684.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3762.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
4049.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
5897.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
21533.50
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
57.65
 
 
Passmark
3365
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
4530
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
33
 
 

Mining hashrate

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
7.75
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
111.10
 
medium / 768p
91.00
 
high / 768p
69.70
 
ultra / 1080p
31.10
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
84.10
 
medium / 768p
69.80
 
high / 768p
51.40
 
ultra / 1080p
21.80
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
82.20
 
medium / 768p
39.20
 
high / 768p
21.50
 
ultra / 1080p
17.10
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low / 768p
230.80
 
medium / 768p
194.70
 
high / 768p
169.30
 
ultra / 1080p
128.00
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
186.50
 
medium / 768p
168.50
 
high / 768p
184.75
 
ultra / 1080p
157.25
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
medium / 768p
88.00
 
high / 768p
83.30
 
ultra / 1080p
54.20
 

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 R9 M390, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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