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.


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.


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.

GeForce GTX 600M Series
GeForce GTX 680M SLI (compare) 2688 @ 720 MHz2x 256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
GeForce GTX 680MX (compare) 1536 @ 720 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 675M SLI (compare) 768 @ 620 MHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
GeForce GTX 680M (compare) 1344 @ 720 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
GeForce GTX 670MX SLI (compare) 1920 @ 600 MHz2x 192 Bit @ 2800 MHz
GeForce GTX 675MX (compare) 960 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
GeForce GTX 675M (compare) 384 @ 620 MHz256 Bit @ 3000 MHz
GeForce GTX 670MX (compare) 960 @ 600 MHz192 Bit @ 2800 MHz
GeForce GTX 670M 336 @ 598 MHz192 Bit @ 3000 MHz
GeForce GTX 660M (compare) 384 @ 835 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
Pipelines336 - unified
Core Speed598 MHz
Shader Speed1196 MHz
Memory Speed3000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory3072 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count1950 Million
technology40 nm
FeaturesOptimus, SLI, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement22.03.2012


3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 2970     avg: 3022.7     median: 2989 (9%)     max: 3114 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 2684     avg: 2728.9     median: 2698 (5%)     max: 2820 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 49522     avg: 49946.2     median: 49937 (26%)     max: 50388 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 26908     avg: 27457.8     median: 27233 (51%)     max: 28830 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 30     avg: 37.8     median: 38 (16%)     max: 40 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
7.3 points (105%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
7.3 points (105%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Dota 2

Dota 2

low 1024x768
107  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
79.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
40.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
33.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
19.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.


low 1024x768
174  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
128.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
94.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1024x768
80.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
63.1  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
32.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
17.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
151.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
88.3  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
76.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.1  fps    + Compare