NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX vs 580M SLI
Comparison of GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M 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 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
92.2 billion / sec
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI 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.
PCI Express 3.0
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
160 GB / s
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 680MX 18.57
GTX 580M SLI 18.57
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 680MX 6736 +10.3%
GTX 580M SLI 6106
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 680MX 25501 +1.9%
GTX 580M SLI 25022
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
Much newer (23 October 2012 vs 6 January 2011)
More pipelines (1536 vs 768)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
Less power hungry (100 vs 122 watts)
So, GTX 680MX or 580M SLI?
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