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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

Graphics Processor
GK104
Cores
1536
TMUs
128
ROPs
32
Memory Size
2 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
I/O
I/O
PCB Front
PCB Front
PCB Back
PCB Back
The GeForce GTX 680 was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2012. 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 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 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 254 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 499 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
Mar 22nd, 2012
Generation
GeForce 600
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
499 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
Reviews
151 in our database

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
14%
GeForce GT 430
14%
Radeon HD 5570
15%
Radeon HD 4670
16%
GeForce GT 440
16%
GeForce GT 240
18%
GeForce 9600 GT
20%
Radeon HD 5670
21%
GeForce GT 640
22%
GeForce 9800 GT
23%
Radeon HD 6670
23%
Radeon HD 4830
25%
Radeon HD 4770
26%
Radeon HD 4850
27%
GeForce GTS 250
28%
GeForce GTS 450
29%
Radeon HD 5750
33%
Radeon HD 7750
33%
Radeon HD 5770
33%
GeForce GTX 260
34%
Radeon HD 4870
34%
Radeon Vega 8
34%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
35%
GeForce GTX 650
37%
Radeon HD 5830
39%
Radeon HD 6790
39%
Radeon HD 4890
41%
GeForce GTX 460
41%
Radeon RX Vega 11
41%
GeForce GT 1030
42%
GeForce GTX 275
42%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
42%
GeForce GTX 280
43%
GeForce GTX 465
45%
Radeon HD 6850
46%
GeForce GTX 285
49%
Radeon HD 5850
50%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
50%
Radeon HD 7790
52%
Radeon RX 550
52%
GeForce GTX 470
54%
Radeon HD 6870
58%
Radeon HD 5870
59%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
60%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
61%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
61%
Radeon HD 6950
63%
GeForce GTX 295
64%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
64%
Radeon HD 7850
66%
GeForce GTX 480
69%
Radeon HD 6970
70%
Radeon R7 265
71%
Radeon RX 460
71%
Radeon R7 370
71%
GeForce GTX 660
72%
GeForce GTX 570
73%
Radeon RX 560
77%
GeForce GTX 950
78%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
80%
Radeon R9 270X
81%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
81%
GeForce GTX 580
82%
GeForce GTX 1050
82%
Radeon HD 7950
84%
Radeon HD 5970
86%
GeForce GTX 760
93%
GeForce GTX 670
95%
GeForce GTX 960
97%
Radeon R9 380
98%
Radeon R9 285
99%
Radeon HD 7970
100%
GeForce GTX 680
102%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
105%
GeForce GTX 770
107%
Radeon HD 6990
110%
Radeon R9 280X
112%
GeForce GTX 590
112%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
124%
GeForce GTX 780
128%
GeForce GTX 1650
136%
Radeon RX 470
138%
Radeon R9 290
145%
Radeon RX 570
147%
Radeon R9 390
148%
Radeon R9 290X
150%
GeForce GTX 970
152%
GeForce GTX TITAN
154%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
156%
Radeon R9 390X
157%
Radeon HD 7990
158%
Radeon RX 480
159%
GeForce GTX 690
168%
Radeon RX 580
171%
GeForce GTX 980
173%
Radeon R9 FURY
173%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
181%
Radeon RX 590
190%
Radeon R9 295X2
192%
GeForce GTX 1660
194%
Radeon R9 FURY X
197%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
202%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
220%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
220%
GeForce GTX 1070
234%
Radeon RX Vega 56
248%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
255%
Radeon RX Vega 64
259%
GeForce GTX 1080
259%
GeForce RTX 2060
270%
Radeon RX 5700
291%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
302%
GeForce RTX 2070
309%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
312%
Radeon VII
320%
TITAN X Pascal
330%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
333%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
355%
GeForce RTX 2080
376%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
415%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

Base 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
L1 Cache
16 KB (per SMX)
L2 Cache
512 KB

Theoretical Performance

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

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
10 inches
254 mm
TDP
195 W
Suggested PSU
450 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
2x 6-pin
Board Number
P2002

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.103
CUDA
3.0
Shader Model
5.1

GK104 GPU Notes

L1 Cache is configurable from 16 KB up to 48 KB per SMX

Retail boards based on this design (91)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
AFOX GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
AFOX GTX 680 V2 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
ASUS GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 11.8 inches/300 mm, Triple-slot
ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II 4 GB 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.7 inches/272 mm
ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II OC 1020 MHz 1084 MHz 1502 MHz 11.8 inches/300 mm, Triple-slot
ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP 1137 MHz 1202 MHz 1502 MHz 11.8 inches/300 mm, Triple-slot
ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II V2 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 10.7 inches/272 mm
Axigon GTX 680 Temple Edition 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 2x mini-DisplayPort
Club 3D GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
Club 3D GTX 680 4 GB 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
Colorful iGame GTX 680 KUDAN 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1602 MHz 11.417 inches/290 mm, Triple-slot
Colorful iGame GTX 680 KUDAN II 4 GB 1032 MHz 1124 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 11.417 inches/290 mm, Triple-slot, 2x DVI 1x DisplayPort 1x mini-HDMI
Colorful iGame GTX 680 KUDAN Silent 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 12.05 inches/306 mm, Triple-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
ECS GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
ELSA GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
ELSA GTX 680 4 GB 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB
ELSA GTX 680 HYBRID 1124 MHz 1189 MHz 1570 MHz
ELSA GTX 680 HYBRID 4 GB 1124 MHz 1189 MHz 1570 MHz 4 GB
ELSA GTX 680 S.A.C 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
EVGA GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
EVGA GTX 680 CLASSIFIED 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
EVGA GTX 680 CLASSIFIED Hydro Copper 1150 MHz 1215 MHz 1552 MHz 4 GB, 11 inches/279 mm
EVGA GTX 680 CLASSIFIED LE 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
EVGA GTX 680 FTW 1084 MHz 1150 MHz 1552 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
EVGA GTX 680 FTW LE 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
EVGA GTX 680 FTW+ 1084 MHz 1150 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
EVGA GTX 680 FTW+ LE 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
EVGA GTX 680 Hydro Copper 1150 MHz 1215 MHz 1575 MHz 11 inches/279 mm
EVGA GTX 680 SC Signature 1084 MHz 1150 MHz 1552 MHz
EVGA GTX 680 SC Signature 2 1098 MHz 1163 MHz 1552 MHz
EVGA GTX 680 SC Signature+ 1084 MHz 1150 MHz 1552 MHz
EVGA GTX 680 Signature 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked 1058 MHz 1124 MHz 1552 MHz
EVGA GTX 680+ 4 GB 1020 MHz 1084 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB
Gainward GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
Gainward GTX 680 Phantom 1084 MHz 1150 MHz 1575 MHz
Gainward GTX 680 Phantom 4 GB 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB
Gainward GTX 680 V2 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
Galaxy GTX 680 GC 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 1x DisplayPort 3x mini-HDMI
Galaxy GTX 680 GC 4 GB 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB
Galaxy GTX 680 GC White Edition 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 10.528 inches/267 mm, 1x DisplayPort 3x mini-HDMI
Galaxy GTX 680 GC WP 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 11 inches/279 mm, 1x DisplayPort 3x mini-HDMI
Galaxy GTX 680 SOC 1202 MHz 1268 MHz 1502 MHz 10.528 inches/267 mm, 1x DisplayPort 3x mini-HDMI
GIGABYTE GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
GIGABYTE GTX 680 WindForce 3X 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 10.827 inches/275 mm
GIGABYTE GTX 680 WindForce 3X 4 GB 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 11.614 inches/295 mm, Triple-slot
GIGABYTE GTX 680 WindForce 3X OC 1072 MHz 1137 MHz 1502 MHz 10.83 inches/275 mm
GIGABYTE GTX 680 WindForce 3X OC 4 GB 1072 MHz 1137 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 11.61 inches/295 mm, Triple-slot
GIGABYTE GTX 680 WindForce 5X 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1550 MHz 11.93 inches/303 mm, Triple-slot
GIGABYTE GTX 680 WindForce 5X SOC 1137 MHz 1202 MHz 1550 MHz 11.93 inches/303 mm, Triple-slot
Inno3D GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
Inno3D GTX 680 Accelero Hybrid LCS 1120 MHz 1176 MHz 1550 MHz 10.04 inches/255 mm, Triple-slot
Inno3D GTX 680 HerculeZ 2000 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 10.04 inches/255 mm
Inno3D GTX 680 HerculeZ 3000 1098 MHz 1155 MHz 1550 MHz 11.614 inches/295 mm, Triple-slot
Inno3D GTX 680 HerculeZ 3000 4 GB 1098 MHz 1155 MHz 1550 MHz 4 GB, 11.614 inches/295 mm, Triple-slot
KFA2 GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
KFA2 GTX 680 EX OC 4 GB 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB
KFA2 GTX 680 Hall of Fame 1202 MHz 1267 MHz 1502 MHz 10.528 inches/267 mm, 1x DisplayPort 3x mini-HDMI
KFA2 GTX 680 LTD OC 1150 MHz 1215 MHz 1502 MHz 10.528 inches/267 mm, 1x DisplayPort 3x mini-HDMI
KFA2 GTX 680 LTD OC V4 1150 MHz 1215 MHz 1502 MHz 10.528 inches/267 mm, 1x DisplayPort 3x mini-HDMI
Leadtek WinFast GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
Leadtek WinFast GTX 680 4 GB 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB
Manli GTX 680 Ultimate 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1652 MHz
MSI GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
MSI GTX 680 Lightning 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 11.024 inches/280 mm
MSI GTX 680 Lightning-L 1020 MHz 1084 MHz 1502 MHz 11 inches/279 mm
MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr III 1058 MHz 1124 MHz 1502 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm
MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr III 4 GB 1058 MHz 1124 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.63 inches/270 mm
Palit GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
Palit GTX 680 Jetstream 1084 MHz 1150 MHz 1575 MHz
Palit GTX 680 Jetstream 4 GB 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB
Palit GTX 680 V2 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
PNY XLR8 GTX 680 Enthusiast Edition 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
Point of View GTX 680 EXO 4 GB 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
POV / TGT GTX 680 Beast 1163 MHz 1228 MHz 1502 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
POV / TGT GTX 680 Beast Watercooled 1163 MHz 1228 MHz 1502 MHz
POV / TGT GTX 680 Beast Watercooled 4 GB 1137 MHz 1202 MHz 1603 MHz 4 GB
POV / TGT GTX 680 Charged 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
POV / TGT GTX 680 Charged 4 GB 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
POV / TGT GTX 680 TGT Performance Boost 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
POV / TGT GTX 680 Ultra Charged 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1502 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
POV / TGT GTX 680 Ultra Charged 4 GB 1137 MHz 1202 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
SPARKLE Calibre GTX 680 Captain 1124 MHz 1189 MHz 1550 MHz
SPARKLE GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
ZOGIS GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
ZOTAC GTX 680 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 680 4 GB 1006 MHz 1058 MHz 1502 MHz 4 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
ZOTAC GTX 680 AMP! Dual-Silencer 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1652 MHz 11 inches/279 mm
ZOTAC GTX 680 AMP! Edition 1110 MHz 1176 MHz 1652 MHz 11 inches/279 mm
ZOTAC GTX 680 Extreme Edition 1137 MHz 1202 MHz 1502 MHz 11.18 inches/284 mm