NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI vs 680M SLI
Comparison of GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M 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 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
2x 5200 Million
Manufacturing process technology
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.
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M 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
2x 4 GB
2x 4 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12_1, Shader 5.0
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 965M SLI 36.02 +21.4%
GTX 680M SLI 29.68
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 965M SLI 14428 +31.7%
GTX 680M SLI 10952
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
21.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (5 January 2015 vs 4 June 2012)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (2688 vs 2048)
3D Vision Surround
So, GTX 965M SLI or 680M SLI?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M SLI, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.