NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 680M SLI sales 4 June 2012. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Kepler architecture and made with 28 nm manufacturing process. It is 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 16.50% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 680M SLI: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking301
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money27.84
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameN13E-GTX
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 June 2012 (11 years old)
Current price$149 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 680M SLI's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed720 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)

Size and compatibility

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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2x 4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width2x 256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed3600 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
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

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 680M SLI. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 16.50

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%

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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%

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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: 4%

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Gaming performance

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 across all PC games

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

900p133
Full HD98

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 24−27

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 55−60
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 35−40
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 55−60
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 35−40
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35−40
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 27−30
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 45−50
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35−40
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 9−10
Red Dead Redemption 2 9−10
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
Battlefield 5 18−20
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 680M SLI is Radeon 680M, which is faster by 2% and higher by 5 positions in our ranking.

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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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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 680M SLI according to our statistics.

User Ratings

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