NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI vs 680M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Kepler
Code name
n/d
 
N13E-GTX
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 January 2015
 
4 June 2012

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
2048
 
2688
Core clock speed
924 MHz
 
720 MHz
Boost Clock
950 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
2x 5200 Million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 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 size
large
 
large

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 4 GB
 
2x 4 GB
Memory bus width
2x 128 Bit
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
3600 MHz
Shared memory
-
 
-

Technologies

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.
3D Vision
-
 
+
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
n/d
Optimus
+
 
+
BatteryBoost
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
+
GeForce Experience
+
 
n/d
Verde Drivers
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 965M SLI and GeForce GTX 680M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

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 28.81
GTX 680M SLI 28.81

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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

Gaming performance

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

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)
NVIDIA GameStream
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)
NVIDIA BatteryBoost

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (2688 vs 2048)
Verde Drivers
3D Vision
3DTV
3D Vision Surround

So, GTX 965M SLI or 680M SLI?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI. The differences in performance seem too small.
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