NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 is a DirectX 11 high-end desktop graphics card. It is based on the GK104 chip and manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC. The core clock can be boosted up to 1058 MHz (from 1006 base clock) and the memory is clocked at 3004 MHz (GDDR5). The similar named mobile GeForce GTX 680M is also based on the GK104 chip, but offers only 1344 shader as the desktop GTX 670 and a low clock rate of 720 MHz.

Depending on game and settings, the performance of the GTX 680 is similar to a Radeon R9 280X. Therefore, even the fastest mobile GPUs like the GeForce GTX 780M are outperformed by more than 30 percent. Demanding games like Metro: Last Light can be played fluently in 1080p and maximum detail settings. In some cases, even higher resolutions or additional AA/AF are possible.

The power consumption of the GTX 680 desktop card is rated at 195 Watt TDP and therefore two 6-pin power connectors are needed to power the card.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 600 Series
GeForce GTX 680 1536 @ 1006 - 1058MHz256 Bit @ 6000MHz

GeForce GTX 660 Ti

1344 @ 915 - 980MHz192 Bit @ 6000MHz
CodenameGK104
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines1536 - unified
Core Speed *1006 - 1058 MHz
Shader Speed *1006 - 1058 MHz
Memory Speed *6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.1
Power Consumption195 Watt
Transistors3540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesSLI, PhysX, CUDA, 3D Vision, GPU Boost
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement22.03.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 78.22      avg: 78.2 (68%)     median: 78.2 (68%)     max: 78.22 Points
Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 99.6      avg: 99.6 (100%)     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.6 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 652      avg: 652 (100%)     median: 652 (100%)     max: 652 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
0% 100%
min: 60      avg: 60 (100%)     median: 60 (100%)     max: 60 fps
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 280833      avg: 280833 (81%)     median: 280833 (81%)     max: 280833 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 46869      avg: 46869 (61%)     median: 46869 (61%)     max: 46869 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6904      avg: 6904 (58%)     median: 6904 (58%)     max: 6904 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 227768      avg: 227768 (100%)     median: 227768 (100%)     max: 227768 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0% 100%
min: 278989      avg: 278989 (98%)     median: 278989 (98%)     max: 278989 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 5790      avg: 5790 (100%)     median: 5790 (100%)     max: 5790 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 626      avg: 626 (25%)     median: 626 (25%)     max: 626 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 284      avg: 284 (19%)     median: 284 (19%)     max: 284 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 9255      avg: 9255 (72%)     median: 9255 (72%)     max: 9255 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 9861      avg: 9861 (62%)     median: 9861 (62%)     max: 9861 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 29702      avg: 29702 (81%)     median: 29702 (81%)     max: 29702 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 33025      avg: 33025 (76%)     median: 33025 (76%)     max: 33025 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 24660      avg: 26525.5 (90%)     median: 26525.5 (90%)     max: 28391 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 31001      avg: 31001 (84%)     median: 31001 (84%)     max: 31001 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 98716      avg: 98716 (66%)     median: 98716 (66%)     max: 98716 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 52955      avg: 52955 (87%)     median: 52955 (87%)     max: 52955 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 139.4      avg: 139.4 (85%)     median: 139.4 (85%)     max: 139.4 fps
- 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.

The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online (2014)
low:
99  fps      Compare
med.:
98  fps      Compare
high:
95  fps      Compare
ultra:
71.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Titanfall
Titanfall (2014)
low:
60  fps      Compare
med.:
60  fps      Compare
high:
60  fps      Compare
ultra:
58.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Thief
Thief (2014)
low:
75.5  fps      Compare
med.:
71.8  fps      Compare
high:
69.3  fps      Compare
ultra:
49.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
AssassinĀ“s Creed IV: Black Flag
low:
61  fps      Compare
med.:
59.8  fps      Compare
high:
58.9  fps      Compare
ultra:
43.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
X-Plane 10.25
low:
95  fps      Compare
med.:
43.1  fps      Compare
high:
24.1  fps      Compare
ultra:
20.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Need for Speed: Rivals
low:
30  fps      Compare
med.:
30  fps      Compare
high:
30  fps      Compare
ultra:
30  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
low:
99.7  fps      Compare
med.:
87.9  fps      Compare
high:
70.8  fps      Compare
ultra:
48.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Battlefield 4
low:
108  fps      Compare
med.:
90  fps      Compare
high:
86  fps      Compare
ultra:
50.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Batman: Arkham Origins
low:
331  fps      Compare
med.:
244  fps      Compare
high:
172  fps      Compare
ultra:
89  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2013
F1 2013 (2013)
low:
162 165 ~ 164 fps      Compare
med.:
118 133 ~ 126 fps      Compare
high:
122 128 ~ 125 fps      Compare
ultra:
105 113 ~ 109 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fifa 14
Fifa 14 (2013)
ultra:
440  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Rome II
low:
249  fps      Compare
med.:
168  fps      Compare
high:
125.6  fps      Compare
ultra:
38.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Saints Row IV
low:
82  fps      Compare
med.:
82  fps      Compare
high:
71  fps      Compare
ultra:
63 65 ~ 64 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low:
121.8  fps      Compare
med.:
121.2  fps      Compare
high:
91.1  fps      Compare
ultra:
45.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
low:
115  fps      Compare
med.:
128  fps      Compare
high:
97  fps      Compare
ultra:
51.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dota 2
Dota 2 (2013)
low:
111  fps      Compare
med.:
97  fps      Compare
ultra:
92  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Company of Heroes 2
low:
56.1  fps      Compare
med.:
53.7  fps      Compare
high:
54.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
28.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
GRID 2
GRID 2 (2013)
low:
148  fps      Compare