780M SLI vs 680M SLI

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 823
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 720
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3600
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 149$
Games supported 80%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating213241
Value for money26.7219.40
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameN14E-GTXN13E-GTX
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date30 May 2013 (9 years ago)4 June 2012 (10 years ago)
Current price$149 $149
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores30722688
Core clock speed823 MHz720 MHz
Number of transistors7080 Millionno data
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)200 Wattno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 780M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M 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 sizelargelarge
SLI options++

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2x 4 GB2x 4 GB
Memory bus width2x 256 Bit2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed5000 MHz3600 MHz
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Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus++

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX1111
CUDA++

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 780M SLI 19.11
+17.1%
GTX 680M SLI 16.32
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0

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 780M SLI 36004
+10.3%
GTX 680M SLI 32635

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 780M SLI 14140
+29.1%
GTX 680M SLI 10952

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 780M SLI 133
+23.5%
GTX 680M SLI 108

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

900pno data133
Full HD99
+1%
98
−1%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 35−40
+29.6%
27−30
−29.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
+24.2%
30−35
−24.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
+29.6%
27−30
−29.6%
Battlefield 5 65−70
+24.1%
50−55
−24.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
+28.6%
40−45
−28.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 35−40
+29.6%
27−30
−29.6%
Far Cry 5 50−55
+23.8%
40−45
−23.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
+25%
40−45
−25%
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
+22.4%
55−60
−22.4%
Hitman 3 55−60
+31.1%
45−50
−31.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
+30.3%
30−35
−30.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
+25.9%
27−30
−25.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50
+28.6%
35−40
−28.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40
+31%
27−30
−31%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
+24.2%
30−35
−24.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
+29.6%
27−30
−29.6%
Battlefield 5 65−70
+24.1%
50−55
−24.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50−55
+28.6%
40−45
−28.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 35−40
+29.6%
27−30
−29.6%
Far Cry 5 50−55
+23.8%
40−45
−23.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
+25%
40−45
−25%
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
+22.4%
55−60
−22.4%
Hitman 3 55−60
+31.1%
45−50
−31.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
+30.3%
30−35
−30.3%
Metro Exodus 30−35
+28%
24−27
−28%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
+25.9%
27−30
−25.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50
+28.6%
35−40
−28.6%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45−50
+28.6%
35−40
−28.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40
+31%
27−30
−31%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40−45
+24.2%
30−35
−24.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35−40
+29.6%
27−30
−29.6%
Battlefield 5 65−70
+24.1%
50−55
−24.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 35−40
+29.6%
27−30
−29.6%
Far Cry 5 50−55
+23.8%
40−45
−23.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
+25%
40−45
−25%
Forza Horizon 4 70−75
+22.4%
55−60
−22.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45−50
+28.6%
35−40
−28.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40
+31%
27−30
−31%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
+23.1%
24−27
−23.1%
Hitman 3 30−35
+30.8%
24−27
−30.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30
+27.3%
21−24
−27.3%
Metro Exodus 18−20
+26.7%
14−16
−26.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
+28.6%
14−16
−28.6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
+30%
20−22
−30%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
+29.4%
16−18
−29.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
+35.7%
14−16
−35.7%
Battlefield 5 45−50
+30.6%
35−40
−30.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
+44.4%
9−10
−44.4%
Far Cry 5 35−40
+29.6%
27−30
−29.6%
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
+29%
30−35
−29%
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
+25.7%
35−40
−25.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
+36.4%
10−12
−36.4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
+23.1%
12−14
−23.1%
Hitman 3 20−22
+25%
16−18
−25%
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
+25%
12−14
−25%
Metro Exodus 12−14
+33.3%
9−10
−33.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
+18.2%
10−12
−18.2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
+30%
10−11
−30%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21−24
+31.3%
16−18
−31.3%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
+30%
10−11
−30%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 10−12
+37.5%
8−9
−37.5%
Battlefield 5 24−27
+31.6%
18−20
−31.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+25%
4−5
−25%
Far Cry 5 16−18
+30.8%
12−14
−30.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 20−22
+25%
16−18
−25%
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
+26.1%
21−24
−26.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 19.11 16.32
Recency 30 May 2013 4 June 2012
Pipelines / CUDA cores 3072 2688

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 780M SLI by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 780M SLI's AMD equivalent is Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our performance rating.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 680M SLI by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 680M SLI from AMD is Radeon RX 470 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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