GeForce GTX 680MX: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce GTX 680MX provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 10.73% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 680MX sales 23 October 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. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160 GB/s.

Power consumption is at 122 Watt.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking397
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation9.07
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
Market segmentLaptop
Release date23 October 2012 (11 years ago)
Current price$200 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores1536of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores1536
Core clock speed720 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors3540 Millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)122 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate92.2 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 680MX'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
Bus supportPCI Express 3.0
SLI options+

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 680MX: 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 amount2 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed2500 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth160 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Supported technologies

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

3D Vision+
Optimus+

API compatibility

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

DirectX12 API
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 680MX. 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 680MX 10.73

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 680MX 4142

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 680MX 6736

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 680MX 25501

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 680MX 12197

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 680MX 11307

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 680MX 36

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 680MX 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:

Full HD52

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 16−18

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 30−35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 30−33
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Hitman 3 20−22
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 30−35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 30−33
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Hitman 3 20−22
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 26
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 45−50
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 20−22
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−11
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 8−9

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 6−7
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11

Closest competitors

GeForce GTX 680MX's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook graphics cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 680MX is Radeon RX 560X Mobile, which is faster by 3% and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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