NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI vs AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile

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AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile
Radeon RX 470 Mobile
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 926
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000
  • 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 rating245246
Value for money35.3219.95
ArchitecturePolaris (2016−2019)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code namePolaris 10 ProN13E-GTX
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date4 August 2016
(6 years old)
4 June 2012
(10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$549.99 no data
Current price$148 (0.3x MSRP)$149
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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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 speed926 MHz720 MHz
Boost clock speed1206 MHzno data
Number of transistors5,700 millionno data
Manufacturing process technology14 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Wattno data
Texture fill rate137.5no data
Floating-point performance4,399 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 470 Mobile 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
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)no data
SLI optionsno data+

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 amount8 GB2x 4 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed7000 MHz3600 MHz
Memory bandwidth224.0 GB/sno data
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsno data

Technologies

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

FreeSync+no data
Optimusno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)11
Shader Model6.4no data
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL2.0no data
Vulkan1.2.131no data
CUDAno data+

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 HDno data98

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 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Battlefield 5 50−55
+0%
50−55
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
+0%
40−45
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Far Cry 5 40−45
+2.4%
40−45
−2.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
+0%
40−45
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
+0%
55−60
+0%
Hitman 3 45−50
+2.3%
40−45
−2.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
+0%
35−40
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
+0%
27−30
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
+0%
27−30
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Battlefield 5 50−55
+0%
50−55
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40−45
+0%
40−45
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Far Cry 5 40−45
+2.4%
40−45
−2.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
+0%
40−45
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
+0%
55−60
+0%
Hitman 3 45−50
+2.3%
40−45
−2.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 35−40
+0%
35−40
+0%
Metro Exodus 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 27−30
+0%
27−30
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35−40
+0%
35−40
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
+0%
27−30
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Battlefield 5 50−55
+0%
50−55
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Far Cry 5 40−45
+2.4%
40−45
−2.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
+0%
40−45
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
+0%
55−60
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35−40
+0%
35−40
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30
+0%
27−30
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Hitman 3 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
+0%
21−24
+0%
Metro Exodus 14−16
+0%
14−16
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 20−22
+0%
20−22
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−11 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Battlefield 5 35−40
+0%
35−40
+0%
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
+0%
9−10
+0%
Far Cry 5 24−27
+0%
24−27
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 30−33
+0%
30−33
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
+0%
30−35
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−12
+0%
10−12
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Hitman 3 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Metro Exodus 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 9−10
+0%
9−10
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Battlefield 5 18−20
+5.6%
18−20
−5.6%
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Far Cry 5 12−14
+0%
12−14
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
+0%
16−18
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
+0%
21−24
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 6−7
+0%
6−7
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 16.39 16.32
Recency 4 August 2016 4 June 2012
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2048 2688
Chip lithography 14 nm 28 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile
Radeon RX 470 Mobile

and

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
GeForce GTX 680M SLI

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Radeon RX 470 Mobile by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 470 Mobile from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 680M SLI, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position 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 1 position in our rating.

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