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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 (compare) 1344 @ 915 - 980 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameGK104
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines1536 - unified
Core Speed1006 - 1058 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.1
Transistor Count3540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesSLI, PhysX, CUDA, 3D Vision, GPU Boost
Date of Announcement22.03.2012
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-...

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 215624     avg: 247306     median: 247306 (47%)     max: 278989 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 177730     avg: 202749     median: 202749 (28%)     max: 227768 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 19275     avg: 23150     median: 23150 (40%)     max: 27025 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 46869     avg: 47130     median: 47130 (26%)     max: 47391 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 6119     avg: 6861     median: 6861 (26%)     max: 7603 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 6904     avg: 7587     median: 7587 (19%)     max: 8270 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 190182     avg: 235508     median: 235508 (31%)     max: 280833 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 9255     avg: 10000     median: 10000 (32%)     max: 10745 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
52955 Points (55%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 84572     avg: 91644     median: 91644 (49%)     max: 98716 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 24071     avg: 27536     median: 27536 (59%)     max: 31001 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
72.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
51.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
30.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.9  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
8.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 2xAF 1920x1080
34.6
low 1280x720
88.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
89.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
47  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19.7  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
18.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium 4x AF Off AA 1920x1080
80
low 1280x720
156.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
102.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
47.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
38.6  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
7.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF 1920x1080
68.2
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
299.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
262.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
125.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
77.3  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
40  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium (Render Scale 100 %) 2xAF FXAA 1920x1080
163.9
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
113.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
82.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
46.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
44.2  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
11.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1920x1080
58.4