965M SLI vs 680M SLI

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
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  • Core clock speed 924
  • 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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  • Interface
  • 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 rating215241
Value for money27.0619.42
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameno dataN13E-GTX
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date5 January 2015 (7 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 cores20482688
Core clock speed924 MHz720 MHz
Boost clock speed950 MHzno data
Number of transistors2x 5200 Millionno data
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 965M 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 width128 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.

DirectX12_111
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 965M SLI 18.85
+15.5%
GTX 680M SLI 16.32
  • 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: 17%

GTX 965M SLI 14428
+31.7%
GTX 680M SLI 10952

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 HD72
−36.1%
98
+36.1%

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 30−35
+18.5%
27−30
−18.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
+15.6%
30−35
−15.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
+19.2%
24−27
−19.2%
Battlefield 5 60−65
+13%
50−55
−13%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
+17.1%
40−45
−17.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
+18.5%
27−30
−18.5%
Far Cry 5 45−50
+17.1%
40−45
−17.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
+16.3%
40−45
−16.3%
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
+14%
55−60
−14%
Hitman 3 50−55
+20%
45−50
−20%
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
+18.2%
30−35
−18.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
+14.8%
27−30
−14.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
+17.1%
35−40
−17.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
+17.2%
27−30
−17.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
+15.6%
30−35
−15.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
+19.2%
24−27
−19.2%
Battlefield 5 60−65
+13%
50−55
−13%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
+17.1%
40−45
−17.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
+18.5%
27−30
−18.5%
Far Cry 5 45−50
+17.1%
40−45
−17.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
+16.3%
40−45
−16.3%
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
+14%
55−60
−14%
Hitman 3 50−55
+20%
45−50
−20%
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
+18.2%
30−35
−18.2%
Metro Exodus 27−30
+16%
24−27
−16%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
+14.8%
27−30
−14.8%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
+17.1%
35−40
−17.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40−45
+17.1%
35−40
−17.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
+17.2%
27−30
−17.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
+15.6%
30−35
−15.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
+19.2%
24−27
−19.2%
Battlefield 5 60−65
+13%
50−55
−13%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
+18.5%
27−30
−18.5%
Far Cry 5 45−50
+17.1%
40−45
−17.1%
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
+16.3%
40−45
−16.3%
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
+14%
55−60
−14%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40−45
+17.1%
35−40
−17.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
+17.2%
27−30
−17.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
+16%
24−27
−16%
Hitman 3 30−35
+19.2%
24−27
−19.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
+13.6%
21−24
−13.6%
Metro Exodus 16−18
+13.3%
14−16
−13.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
+15.4%
12−14
−15.4%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
+15%
20−22
−15%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 20−22
+17.6%
16−18
−17.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
+21.4%
14−16
−21.4%
Battlefield 5 40−45
+20%
35−40
−20%
Cyberpunk 2077 10−12
+22.2%
9−10
−22.2%
Far Cry 5 30−35
+19.2%
24−27
−19.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 35−40
+16.7%
30−33
−16.7%
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
+18.2%
30−35
−18.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 12−14
+18.2%
10−12
−18.2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
+16.7%
12−14
−16.7%
Hitman 3 18−20
+20%
14−16
−20%
Horizon Zero Dawn 12−14
+8.3%
12−14
−8.3%
Metro Exodus 10−11
+25%
8−9
−25%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
+10%
10−11
−10%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
+20%
10−11
−20%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 18−20
+12.5%
16−18
−12.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
+22.2%
9−10
−22.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
+28.6%
7−8
−28.6%
Battlefield 5 21−24
+15.8%
18−20
−15.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Far Cry 5 14−16
+15.4%
12−14
−15.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
+20%
14−16
−20%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
+18.2%
21−24
−18.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
+16.7%
6−7
−16.7%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 18.85 16.32
Recency 5 January 2015 4 June 2012
Memory bus width 128 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2048 2688

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 965M SLI by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 965M SLI from AMD is Radeon RX 6500M, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our 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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