NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 720
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3600
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 22.11

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 680M SLI sales 4 June 2012. This is Kepler architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3.6 GHz are supplied.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

22.11%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 680M SLI's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating231
Value for money27.96
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameN13E-GTX
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 June 2012 (10 years ago)
Current price$149 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 680M SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 680M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2688of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed720 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 680M SLI'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 sizelarge
SLI options+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 680M SLI: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2x 4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width2x 256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed3600 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Shared memory-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 680M SLI 22.11
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 680M SLI 10952

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 680M SLI 32635

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 680M SLI 108

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 680M SLI is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

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Full HD98

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21−24
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 680M SLI performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 680M SLI from AMD is Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire, which is slower by 3% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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