NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI: specs and benchmarks

Price now 149$
Games supported 85%
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 720
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3600
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 25.64
Graphics card Technical data and tests


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


percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in performance rating186
Value for money (0-100)6.68
GPU code nameN13E-GTX
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 June 2012 (9 years ago)
Price now$149 of 12122 (Quadro GV100)
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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 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed720 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)

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+


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 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width2x 256 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed3600 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory-


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.


API support

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

DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0

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 25.64
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

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.

GTX 680M SLI 10952

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.

GTX 680M SLI 32635

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.

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.

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

This video card matches 97% minimum and 85% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


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 RX Vega M GL / 870, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870

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