NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI

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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 32.48 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 680M SLI's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
N13E-GTX
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
4 June 2012
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 680M SLI'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 SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2688
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
720 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 

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 size
large
 

Memory specs

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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2x 4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
3600 MHz
 
of 14000
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 680M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
32.55
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10952
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
32635
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
108
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 680M SLI 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
0.01
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
medium / 768p
249
 
high / 768p
238
 
ultra / 1080p
229
 
Diablo III (2012)
medium / 768p
251
 
high / 768p
285
 
ultra / 1080p
226
 
Dishonored (2012)
low / 768p
130
 
medium / 768p
130
 
high / 768p
130
 
ultra / 1080p
130
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
high / 768p
128
 
ultra / 1080p
87
 
StarCraft 2 (2010)
medium / 768p
103
 
high / 768p
95
 
ultra / 1080p
100
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 680M SLI from AMD is Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire, which is slower by 6% and lower by 10 positions in our rating.

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