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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M is a high-end laptop graphics card introduced in March 2012. It is based on the GF114 Fermi core and is essentially a GeForce GTX 570M with higher core clock rates. Therefore, it is still manufactured in 40nm at TSMC.

GF114 architecture

The GF114 core is a power-optimized version of the GF104 used in the GTX 470M, but with no major architectural changes. Therefore, the performance per MHz stays the same, even though Nvidia was able to clock the shaders higher while still remaining in the same power scale. The GTX 670M offers 336 cores of the 384 in the GF114. More informations on the similar GF104 architecture can be found on the GeForce GTX 485M page.

Performance

Due to the higher clock speed, the GeForce GTX 670M is slightly faster than the old GTX 570M. Since the GPU is a high-end card, the performance is similar to the AMD Radeon HD 6970M. Compared to the GTX 500M cards, the GTX 670M is positioned nearer to the GTX 560M (-15%) than the GTX 580M (+35%). Current games as of 2012 should therefore run fluently in Full HD resolution and high details. Only a few very demanding games, such as Metro 2033 or Crysis 2, may need reduced graphical settings for smoother gameplay.

Features

Similar to the older GF104 chip, the GF114 supports Blu-Ray Bitstream HD Audio output via HDMI. This means it can transfer, for example, Dolby True HD or DTS-HD bitstream-wise without quality loss to a HiFi receiver.

The GTX 670M offers PureVideo HD technology for video decoding. The included Video Processor 4 (VP4) supports feature set C and is able to fully decode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 (MPEG-4 ASP - e.g., DivX or Xvid), VC-1/WMV9, and H.264 (VLD, IDCT, Motion Compensation, and Deblocking). 

Furthermore, the GPU is able to decode two 1080p streams simultaneously (e.g., Blu-Ray Picture-in-Picture).

Through CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute 2.1 support, the GeForce GTX 670M can be used for general calculations. For example, the stream processor can encode videos considerably faster than can many modern CPUs. Additionally, physics calculations can be done by the GPU using PhysX if supported (e.g., in Mafia 2 or Metro 2033).

3D Vision enables the laptop to send 3D content (3D games, 3D Web Streaming, 3D photos, 3D Blu-Rays) to a built-in 3D-enabled screen or an external 3D TV if supported by the laptop manufacturer.

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 670M is in the same ballpark as the old GTX 470M, which is rumored to be about 75 Watt (TDP including the MXM board and memory). If not under load, the chip is clocked at 50/100 MHz (chip/shader) and 200/400 MHz in 2D and 3D mode, respectively, for power-saving purposes. The 500M series also supports Optimus to automatically switch between the Intel integrated graphics card and the Nvidia GPU. Whether or not a laptop includes this feature is dependent on the manufacturer.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 600M Series

GeForce GTX 680M SLI

2688 @ 720MHz256 Bit @ 3600MHz

GeForce GTX 680MX

1536 @ 720MHz256 Bit @ 5000MHz

GeForce GTX 675M SLI

768 @ 620MHz256 Bit @ 3000MHz

GeForce GTX 680M

1344 @ 720MHz256 Bit @ 3600MHz

GeForce GTX 670MX SLI

1920 @ 600MHz192 Bit @ 2800MHz

GeForce GTX 675MX

960 @ 600MHz256 Bit @ 3600MHz

GeForce GTX 675M

384 @ 620MHz256 Bit @ 3000MHz

GeForce GTX 670MX

960 @ 600MHz192 Bit @ 2800MHz
GeForce GTX 670M 336 @ 598MHz192 Bit @ 3000MHz

GeForce GTX 660M

384 @ 835MHz128 Bit @ 4000MHz
CodenameN13E-GS1-LP
ArchitectureFermi
Pipelines336 - unified
Core Speed *598 MHz
Shader Speed *1196 MHz
Memory Speed *3000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory3072 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistors1950 Million
technology40 nm
FeaturesOptimus, SLI, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement22.03.2012
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 108972      avg: 108972 (32%)     median: 108972 (32%)     max: 108972 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 14940      avg: 14940 (21%)     median: 14940 (21%)     max: 14940 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1950      avg: 1950 (19%)     median: 1950 (19%)     max: 1950 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2970      avg: 3022.7 (23%)     median: 2989 (23%)     max: 3114 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2684      avg: 2728.9 (19%)     median: 2698 (19%)     max: 2820 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11884      avg: 12591.4 (34%)     median: 12670 (34%)     max: 12928 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10396      avg: 11018.8 (25%)     median: 11021 (25%)     max: 11407 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 17170      avg: 19340.3 (66%)     median: 19451.5 (66%)     max: 20458 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 26908      avg: 27457.8 (74%)     median: 27233 (74%)     max: 28830 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 49522      avg: 49946.3 (33%)     median: 49937.5 (33%)     max: 50388 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 30.3      avg: 37.8 (23%)     median: 38.9 (24%)     max: 40.3 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8079      avg: 14621.3 (56%)     median: 15668 (60%)     max: 20675 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.84      avg: 6.8 (10%)     median: 6.8 (10%)     max: 6.84 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 22.86      avg: 22.9 (38%)     median: 22.9 (38%)     max: 22.86 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 16.14      avg: 16.1 (20%)     median: 16.1 (20%)     max: 16.14 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 12.95      avg: 13 (12%)     median: 13 (12%)     max: 12.95 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.27      avg: 1.3 (7%)     median: 1.3 (7%)     max: 1.27 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 8.48      avg: 8.5 (13%)     median: 8.5 (13%)     max: 8.48 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.8      avg: 0.8 (1%)     median: 0.8 (1%)     max: 0.8 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.12      avg: 2.1 (3%)     median: 2.1 (3%)     max: 2.12 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 42.32      avg: 45.5 (42%)     median: 45 (41%)     max: 48.87 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5467      avg: 6124.4 (53%)     median: 6283 (54%)     max: 6356 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.2      avg: 7.3 (93%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.4 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.2      avg: 7.3 (93%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.4 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dota 2
Dota 2 (2013)
low:
107  fps      Compare
med.:
79.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
39.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Company of Heroes 2
Company of Heroes 2 (2013)
low:
40.6  fps      Compare
med.:
33.8  fps      Compare
high:
19.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
GRID 2
GRID 2 (2013)
low:
174  fps      Compare
med.:
128.8  fps      Compare
high:
94.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
23.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro: Last Light
low:
80.1  fps      Compare
med.:
63.1  fps      Compare
high:
32.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
17.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
BioShock Infinite
low:
151.1  fps      Compare
med.:
88.3  fps      Compare
high:
76.1  fps      Compare
ultra:
23.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
low:
253.9  fps      Compare
med.:
112.8  fps      Compare
high:
91.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
34.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
SimCity
SimCity (2013)
low:
60.7  fps      Compare
med.:
40.9  fps      Compare
high:
33.7  fps      Compare
ultra:
20.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider (2013)
low:
184.3  fps      Compare
med.:
96.1  fps      Compare
high:
61.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
18.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis 3
Crysis 3 (2013)
low:
79.7  fps      Compare
med.:
43.4  fps      Compare
high:
29.4  fps      Compare
ultra:
11.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3 (2013)
low:
251.3  fps      Compare
med.: