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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at 18.16 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
 
of 12

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 11408 (TITAN Xp)
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
17.68
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
10952.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
32635.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
107.50
 
 

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
249.00
 
high / 768p
238.00
 
ultra / 1080p
228.50
 
Diablo III (2012)
medium / 768p
251.20
 
high / 768p
284.80
 
ultra / 1080p
226.00
 
Dishonored (2012)
low / 768p
130.00
 
medium / 768p
130.00
 
high / 768p
129.90
 
ultra / 1080p
130.00
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
high / 768p
127.70
 
ultra / 1080p
87.20
 
StarCraft 2 (2010)
medium / 768p
102.70
 
high / 768p
95.40
 
ultra / 1080p
99.50
 

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 R9 M290X, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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