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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 - 1058 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 660 Ti 1344 @ 915 - 980 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameGK104
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines1536 - unified
Core Speed *1006 - 1058 (Boost) 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
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 - Ref. Match 64Bit
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minmin: 99.6     avg: 99.6 (100%)     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.6 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
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minmin: 78.22     avg: 78.2 (51%)     median: 78.2 (51%)     max: 78.22 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
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minmin: 60     avg: 60 (72%)     median: 60 (72%)     max: 60 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080
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minmin: 652     avg: 652 (72%)     median: 652 (72%)     max: 652 fps
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
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minmin: 6904     avg: 6904 (36%)     median: 6904 (36%)     max: 6904 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Score 1920x1080
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minmin: 6119     avg: 6119 (45%)     median: 6119 (45%)     max: 6119 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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minmin: 46869     avg: 46869 (37%)     median: 46869 (37%)     max: 46869 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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minmin: 19275     avg: 19275 (67%)     median: 19275 (67%)     max: 19275 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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minmin: 278989     avg: 278989 (70%)     median: 278989 (70%)     max: 278989 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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minmin: 227768     avg: 227768 (62%)     median: 227768 (62%)     max: 227768 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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minmin: 280833     avg: 280833 (37%)     median: 280833 (37%)     max: 280833 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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minmin: 5790     avg: 5790 (70%)     median: 5790 (70%)     max: 5790 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
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minmin: 284     avg: 284 (11%)     median: 284 (11%)     max: 284 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
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minmin: 626     avg: 626 (14%)     median: 626 (14%)     max: 626 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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minmin: 9861     avg: 9861 (44%)     median: 9861 (44%)     max: 9861 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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minmin: 9255     avg: 9255 (51%)     median: 9255 (51%)     max: 9255 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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minmin: 33025     avg: 33025 (64%)     median: 33025 (64%)     max: 33025 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
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minmin: 29702     avg: 29702 (62%)     median: 29702 (62%)     max: 29702 Points
3DMark 06
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minmin: 24660     avg: 26525.5 (69%)     median: 26525.5 (69%)     max: 28391 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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minmin: 31001     avg: 31001 (84%)     median: 31001 (84%)     max: 31001 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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minmin: 98716     avg: 98716 (66%)     median: 98716 (66%)     max: 98716 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
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minmin: 52955     avg: 52955 (87%)     median: 52955 (87%)     max: 52955 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
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minmin: 139.4     avg: 139.4 (75%)     median: 139.4 (75%)     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.

Batman: Arkham Knight
low 1280x720
88  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
78  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
48  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26  fps      Compare
3840x2160
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
The Witcher 3
low 1024x768
105  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
65  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
39  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20.5  fps      Compare
3840x2160
14.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
GTA V

GTA V

2015
low 1024x768
134  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
128  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
72  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Battlefield Hardline
low 1024x768
173  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
152  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
85  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
54  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
low 1024x768
141  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
120  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
55.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

2014
ultra 1920x1080
45  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Sims 4

Sims 4

2014
low 1024x768
191  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
129  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
104  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
96  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Risen 3: Titan Lords
low 1024x768
64  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
64  fps      Compare
high 1920x1080
64  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
63  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.