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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition

Graphics Processor
GK104
Cores
1536
TMUs
128
ROPs
32
Memory Size
2 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
The GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GK104 graphics processor, in its GK104-400-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The GK104 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 294 mm² and 3,540 million transistors. It features 1536 shading units, 128 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 2,048 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1006 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1058 MHz, memory is running at 1502 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 195 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 254 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 599 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GK104
GPU Variant
GK104-400-A2
Architecture
Kepler
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
3,540 million
Die Size
294 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Apr 3rd, 2013
Generation
GeForce 600
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
599 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16

Relative Performance

3%
GeForce 210
4%
GeForce 9400 GT
5%
Radeon HD 4550
7%
Radeon HD 5450
8%
Radeon HD 6450
8%
GeForce GT 520
10%
GeForce GT 220
13%
GeForce GT 430
13%
Radeon HD 5570
15%
Radeon HD 4670
15%
GeForce GT 440
16%
GeForce GT 240
18%
GeForce 9600 GT
19%
Radeon HD 5670
21%
GeForce GT 640
21%
GeForce 9800 GT
22%
Radeon HD 6670
23%
Radeon HD 4830
24%
Radeon HD 4770
26%
Radeon HD 4850
26%
GeForce GTS 250
27%
GeForce GTS 450
28%
Radeon HD 5750
32%
Radeon HD 7750
32%
Radeon HD 5770
33%
GeForce GTX 260
33%
Radeon HD 4870
33%
Radeon Vega 8
34%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
34%
GeForce GTX 650
36%
Radeon HD 5830
38%
Radeon HD 6790
38%
Radeon HD 4890
40%
GeForce GTX 460
40%
Radeon RX Vega 11
40%
GeForce GT 1030
41%
GeForce GTX 275
41%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
41%
GeForce GTX 280
42%
GeForce GTX 465
44%
Radeon HD 6850
45%
GeForce GTX 285
48%
Radeon HD 5850
49%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
49%
Radeon HD 7790
51%
Radeon RX 550
51%
GeForce GTX 470
53%
Radeon HD 6870
56%
Radeon HD 5870
58%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
58%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
59%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
60%
Radeon HD 6950
62%
GeForce GTX 295
63%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
63%
Radeon HD 7850
64%
GeForce GTX 480
67%
Radeon HD 6970
68%
Radeon R7 265
69%
Radeon R7 370
70%
Radeon RX 560
70%
GeForce GTX 660
70%
GeForce GTX 570
76%
GeForce GTX 950
76%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
78%
Radeon R9 270X
79%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
79%
GeForce GTX 580
80%
GeForce GTX 1050
80%
Radeon HD 7950
82%
Radeon RX 460
82%
Radeon HD 5970
84%
GeForce GTX 760
90%
GeForce GTX 670
93%
GeForce GTX 960
95%
Radeon R9 380
96%
Radeon R9 285
97%
Radeon HD 7970
98%
GeForce GTX 680
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
100%
GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition
103%
GeForce GTX 770
105%
Radeon HD 6990
107%
Radeon R9 280X
109%
GeForce GTX 590
109%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
121%
GeForce GTX 780
133%
Radeon RX 470
135%
Radeon R9 290
144%
Radeon R9 390
145%
Radeon R9 290X
146%
GeForce GTX 970
148%
GeForce GTX TITAN
150%
Radeon RX 570
150%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
153%
Radeon R9 390X
153%
Radeon HD 7990
154%
Radeon RX 480
155%
GeForce GTX 690
164%
Radeon RX 580
167%
GeForce GTX 980
169%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
169%
Radeon R9 FURY
170%
Radeon RX 590
186%
Radeon R9 295X2
189%
Radeon R9 FURY X
192%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
207%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
218%
GeForce GTX 1070
228%
Radeon RX Vega 56
247%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
253%
GeForce RTX 2060
253%
Radeon RX Vega 64
260%
GeForce GTX 1080
298%
GeForce RTX 2070
298%
Radeon VII
313%
TITAN X Pascal
321%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
346%
GeForce RTX 2080
401%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1006 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
Memory Clock
1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
2 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
192.3 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
1536
TMUs
128
ROPs
32
SMX Count
8

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
33.86 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
135.4 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
3,250 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
135.4 GFLOPS (1:24)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
10 inches
254 mm
TDP
195 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
2x 6-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.96
CUDA
3.0
Shader Model
5.1

Card Notes

EVGA Exclusive
Support for four concurrent displays

OpenGL 3.2 (4.6 in Windows) Support

Boot Camp Support – Full support for Microsoft Windows operating system in Apple Boot Camp.

GK104 GPU Notes

Codename: NVE4
PureVideo HD: VP5
VDPAU: Feature Set D

Retail boards based on this design (1)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
EVGA GTX 680 Mac Edition 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz