NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
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  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 720
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 14.35

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 680MX sales 23 October 2012. This is Kepler architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and 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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

14.35%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating306
Value for money6.97
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
Market segmentLaptop
Release date23 October 2012 (9 years ago)
Price now$200 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 680MX'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 680MX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1536of 18432 (AD102)
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)
Thermal design power (TDP)122 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate92.2 billion/secof 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 680MX: 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 amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed2500 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth160 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

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 support

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

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 680MX. 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 680MX 14.35
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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 4270

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

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: 16%

GTX 680MX 6736

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 4568

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: 5%

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

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 680MX. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 57 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

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.

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

Full HD55

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 14−16

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 26
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

1440p
High Preset

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

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

4K
High Preset

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

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 14−16
Far Cry 5 14−16
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 680MX from AMD is Radeon RX 5500M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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