NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX

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 16.11 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.07
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
23 October 2012 (8 years ago)
 
Price now
$200
 

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 cores
1536
 
of 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
1536
 
Core clock speed
720 MHz
 
Number of transistors
3540 Million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
122 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
92.2 billion/sec
 

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 size
large
 
Bus support
PCI 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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
160 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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.

DirectX
12 API
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
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.

16.11

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.

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.

25501

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.

4270

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.

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.

This video card matches 92% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
92%
Recommended
78%
Minimum
92%
Recommended
78%

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

1080p
 
55
 

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 680MX's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 680MX:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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