NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX vs 580M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Fermi
Code name
no data
 
N12E-GTX2
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
23 October 2012
 
6 January 2011

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
1536
 
768
CUDA cores
1536
 
no data
Core clock speed
720 MHz
 
620 MHz
Transistor count
3540 Million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
122 Watt
 
100 Watt
Texture fill rate
92.2 billion / sec
 
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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.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
no data
SLI options
2-way
 
-

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
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Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160 GB / s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Technologies

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
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
no data
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
no data
FXAA
+
 
no data
TXAA
+
 
no data
Adaptive VSync
+
 
no data
Verde Drivers
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.5
 
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OpenCL
1.1
 
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Benchmark performance

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

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 680MX and GeForce GTX 580M SLI. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
57 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

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)
Verde Drivers
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
3DTV Play
DirectX 11
TXAA
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
3D Vision Surround
Optimus Support

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI

Less power hungry (100 vs 122 watts)

So, GTX 680MX or 580M SLI?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI. The differences in performance seem too small.
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