NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

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Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
GeForce 600
Release Date
March 22nd, 2012
Launch Price
$499 USD
PCB Code
180-12002-1102
P/N Code
600-12002-0000
Board Model
NVIDIA P2002
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
GK104-400 (GK104)
Architecture
Kepler
Fabrication Process
28 nm
Die Size
294 mm2
Transistors Count
3.5B
Transistors Density
12M TRAN/mm2
CUDA Cores
1536
SMMs
8
GPCs
4
TMUs
128
ROPs
32
Clocks
Base Clock
1006 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
Memory Clock
1502 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
6008 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
2048 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
256-bit
Memory Bandwidth
192.3 GB/s
Technologies
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision
  • NVIDIA Adaptive VSync
  • NVIDIA CUDA
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • NVIDIA PhysX

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Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Width
11.11 cm
Length
25.4 cm
Height
2-slot
Power Connectors
2 × 6-pin
TDP/TBP
195 W
Recommended PSU
550 W
Maximum Temperature
98 °C
Multi-GPU Support
4-way
Display Outputs
DVI-D DualLink
1 ×
DVI-I DualLink
1 ×
DisplayPort
1 ×
HDMI
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
12.0
Vulkan
1.0
OpenGL
4.5
OpenCL
2.0
Shader Model
5.0

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
32.2 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
128.8 GTexel/s
SPFP Performance
3.1 TFLOPS
Performance per W
15.8 GFLOPS/W
Performance per mm2
10.5 GFLOPS/mm2


 ModelBase/Boost/Mem (MHz)
COLORFUL GeForce GTX 680 2GB
N680-205-C01
1006 / 1058 / 1502
COLORFUL GeForce GTX 680 4GB iGame Kudan
N680-405-K0H
1059 / 1058 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
02G-P4-2680
1006 / 1058 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
02G-P4-2681
1006 / 1058 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB SC Signature+ w/Backplate
02G-P4-2685
1084 / 1150 / 1552
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB FTW
02G-P4-3686
1084 / 1150 / 1552
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB FTW LE
02G-P4-3684
1006 / 1058 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Hydro Cooper
02G-P4-2689
1150 / 1215 / 1575
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Hydro Cooper
02G-P4-2689
1058 / 1124 / 1575
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Mac Edition
02G-P4-3682
1006 / 1058 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB SC Signature
02G-P4-2683
1084 / 1150 / 1552
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB SC Signature 2
02G-P4-2687
1097 / 1163 / 1552
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB SC+ w/Backplate
02G-P4-2684
1058 / 1124 / 1552
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Superclocked
02G-P4-2682
1058 / 1124 / 1552
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB 2WIN Gemini w/Backplate
04G-P4-3699
1006 / 1058 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Classified
04G-P4-3688
1111 / 1176 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Classified Hydro Cooper
04G-P4-3689
1150 / 1215 / 1552
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Classified LE
04G-P4-3683
1006 / 1058 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB FTW+ LE w/Backplate
04G-P4-3685
1006 / 1058 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB FTW+ w/Backplate
04G-P4-3687
1084 / 1150 / 1502
EVGA GeForce GTX 680+ 4GB w/Backplate
04G-P4-2686
1019 / 1084 / 1502
GALAXY GeForce GTX 680 2GB
68NPH6DV5ZGX
1006 / 1058 / 1502
GALAXY GeForce GTX 680 2GB GC
68NPH6DV6AXX
1110 / 1176 / 1502
GALAXY GeForce GTX 680 2GB GC White
68NPH6DT7XNZ
1110 / 1176 / 1502
GALAXY GeForce GTX 680 2GB HOF
1202 / 1267 / 1502
GALAXY GeForce GTX 680 2GB SOC
68NPH6DV6AXX
1202 / 1267 / 1502
GALAXY GeForce GTX 680 4GB GC
68NQH6DN6DXZ
1110 / 1176 / 1502
KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 2GB
1006 / 1058 / 1502
KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 2GB EX OC
1110 / 1176 / 1502
KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 2GB LTD OC
1110 / 1176 / 1502
KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 4GB EX OC
1110 / 1176 / 1502
MANLI GeForce GTX 680 2GB
M-NGTX680/5RDHDDP
1006 / 1058 / 1502
MANLI GeForce GTX 680 2GB
M-NGTX680/5R8HDDP
1006 / 1058 / 1502
MANLI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Ultimate
M-NGTX680OC/5R8HDDP
1110 / 1176 / 1625
MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB
N680GTX-PM2D2GD5
1006 / 1058 / 1502
MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB LIGHTNING
N680GTX LIGHTNING
1110 / 1176 / 1502
MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Twin Frozr
N680GTX TWIN FROZR 2GD5 EDITION
1006 / 1058 / 1502
MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Twin Frozr OC
N680GTX TWIN FROZR 2GD5/OC
1058 / 1124 / 1502
MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Twin Frozr
N680GTX TWIN FROZR 4GD5
1006 / 1058 / 1502
MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Twin Frozr OC
N680GTX TWIN FROZR 4GD5
1006 / 1058 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 2GB
VGA-680-A1
1006 / 1058 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 2GB EXO
VGA-680-A2-OC
1110 / 1176 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 2GB TGT BEAST
TGT-680-A2-2-BST-T
1163 / 1228 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 2GB TGT BEAST WATERCOOLED LLS
TGT-680-A2-2-BST-W
1163 / 1228 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 2GB TGT CHARGED
TGT-680-A2-2-C-T
1111 / 1176 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 2GB TGT CHARGED
TGT-680-A1-2-C
1058 / 1110 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 2GB TGT PERFORMANCE BOOST
TGT-680-A1-2
1006 / 1058 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 2GB TGT PERFORMANCE BOOST
TGT-680-A1-2-T
1111 / 1176 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 2GB TGT ULTRA CHARGED LLS
TGT-680-A2-2-UC-T
1137 / 1202 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 4GB EXO
VGA-680-A2-OC-4096
1110 / 1176 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 4GB TGT BEAST WATERCOOLED LLS
TGT-680-A1-4-BST-W
1163 / 1228 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 4GB TGT CHARGED
TGT-680-A1-4-C-T 4G
1111 / 1176 / 1502
POINT OF VIEW GeForce GTX 680 4GB TGT ULTRA CHARGED LLS
TGT-680-A1-4-UC-T
1111 / 1176 / 1502
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 2GB
ZT-60101-10P
1006 / 1058 / 1502
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 2GB
ZT-60104-10P
1006 / 1058 / 1502
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 2GB AMP! Edition
ZT-60105-10P
1110 / 1176 / 1652
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 2GB AMP! Edition
ZT-60102-10P
1110 / 1176 / 1652
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 2GB EXTREME
GTX680-2GD5 OC+ UA
1137 / 1058 / 1650
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 2GB EXTREME
GTX680-2GD5 OC+ UB
1059 / 1124 / 1650
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 4GB
ZT-60103-10P
1006 / 1058 / 1502
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 4GB
ZT-60106-10P
1006 / 1058 / 1502
 ModelClocksMemory
NVIDIA VGX K2
3072 Cores
745 / 1250 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Tesla K8
1536 Cores
693 / 1250 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Tesla K10
3072 Cores
745 / 1250 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K5100M
1536 Cores
771 / 900 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
1344 Cores
601 / 750 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 Sync
1536 Cores
706 / 1350 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 SDI I/O
1536 Cores
706 / 1350 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 SDI
1536 Cores
706 / 1350 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K5000 Mac Edition
1536 Cores
706 / 1350 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K5000
1536 Cores
706 / 1350 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K4200
1344 Cores
771 / 1350 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
1152 Cores
706 / 800 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
960 Cores
601 / 700 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K3100M
768 Cores
706 / 800 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
576 Cores
654 / 700 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GRID VCA
12288 Cores
706 / 1350 MHz 32 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GRID K520
3072 Cores
745 / 1250 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GRID K2
3072 Cores
745 / 1250 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
1536 Cores
954 / 1250 MHz 8 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
1344 Cores
941 / 1250 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
1152 Cores
797 / 1250 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
1536 Cores
771 / 1250 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
1344 Cores
771 / 1250 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
1536 Cores
1046 / 1752 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Ti
1344 Cores
915 / 1502 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
1152 Cores
980 / 1502 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
3072 Cores
915 / 1502 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
1536 Cores
719 / 1250 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
1344 Cores
719 / 900 MHz 4 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
1536 Cores
1006 / 1502 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX Mac Edition
1344 Cores
719 / 1250 MHz 1 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
960 Cores
600 / 900 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
960 Cores
601 / 700 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
1344 Cores
915 / 1502 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
1344 Cores
915 / 1502 MHz 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 OEM (V)
1152 Cores
828 / 1452 MHz 3 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (V)
1536 Cores
1046 / 1752 MHz 4 GB GDDR5

NVIDIA Launches First GeForce GPUs Based on Next-Generation Kepler Architecture

NVIDIA today launched the first GPUs based on its next-generation Kepler™ graphics architecture, which deliver dramatic gaming performance and exceptional levels of power efficiency.

The result of some 1.8 million man-hours of work over five years, the Kepler architecture’s first offerings bring unprecedented technical capabilities to both gaming desktops and Ultrabooks.

For desktop gaming, the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 GPU provides a faster, smoother and richer experience. For notebooks, the new lineup of GeForce 600M GPUs puts the “ultra” in Ultrabooks, enabling smaller, more powerful designs than were previously possible. Both are available immediately.

“The Kepler architecture stands as NVIDIA’s greatest technical achievement to date,” said Brian Kelleher, senior vice president of GPU engineering at NVIDIA. “It brings enormous performance and exceptional efficiency. Gamers will love the GTX 680’s performance, as well as the fact that it doesn’t require loud fans or exotic power supplies. Ultrabook users will love the GT 600M family for its performance and power efficiency.”

Kepler is based on 28-nanometer (nm) process technology and succeeds the 40-nm NVIDIA Fermi architecture, which was first introduced into the market in March 2010.

GeForce GTX 680: A Marriage of Speed and Extreme Efficiency
The GeForce GTX 680 GPU brings impressive performance and extreme efficiency to the desktop gaming market, delivering a quiet, smooth, extremely fast experience.

Compared with the closest competitive product, the GeForce GTX 680 GPU is more than 300 percent faster in DirectX 11 tessellation performance(1) and up to 43 percent faster in cutting-edge games such as Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim(2), yet consumes 28 percent less power(3). It also provides twice the performance per watt of the GeForce GTX 580, the flagship Fermi-based processor that it replaces.

Setting the standard for future enthusiast-class GPUs, the GeForce GTX 680 is built on an array of new technologies, including:

  • A new streaming multiprocessor block, known as SMX, that delivers twice the performance per watt of previous-generation products
  • Special board components, including acoustic dampeners, high-efficiency heat pipes and custom fins, that create a quiet gaming experience
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost technology, which dynamically adjusts GPU speeds to maximize gaming performance
  • New FXAA and TXAA antialiasing and Adaptive VSync technologies to enrich visual quality without compromising gaming performance
  • Support for up to four separate displays — three of them in 3D — off a single card for a massive 3D gaming experience
  • Manufactured on TSMC’s new 28-nm process, with support for PCI-E Gen 3 and DX11.1

Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest, a leading producer of high-end gaming systems, said: “The GTX 680 lays down what should be whiplash-inducing speed at the sound of a whisper. Even at full throttle, it doesn’t heat up. In the immortal words of Obi-Wan describing a lightsaber, it’s ‘an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.'”

Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, creators of the award-winning Unreal Engine and billion-dollar “Gears of War” franchise, said: “The GTX 680 is amazing and completely redefines what an enthusiast-class GPU is. We have already shown outstanding success with the GTX 680, recently presenting our real-time Samaritan demonstration running on it along with a special preview of Unreal Engine 4 for select developers.”

GeForce 600M GPU Family: Putting the “Ultra” In Ultrabooks
The NVIDIA GeForce 600M family of GPUs, when paired with the latest processor technology from Intel, enables Ultrabook and notebook PC designs that are thin, light and fast. Technological advances that set them apart from the competition include:

  • NVIDIA Optimus™ technology enables extra-long battery life by automatically switching the GPU on and off so it runs only when needed
  • NVIDIA Verde™ notebook drivers provide frequent performance improvements and rock-solid stability
  • NVIDIA PhysX® engine support brings games to life with realistic physics
  • Optional NVIDIA 3D Vision™ technology automatically converts more than 650 titles into immersive 3D
  • Optional NVIDIA 3DTV Play™ software connects 3D Vision-based notebooks to 3D TVs
  • NVIDIA SLI® technology links two NVIDIA GTX GPUs up to double gaming performance

“The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 brings a superior level of performance to the Ultrabook category,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing at Acer America. “With a GeForce GPU onboard, our thin and light Ultrabook does everything our customers want it to do, with no compromises.”

Rene Haas, general manager of notebook products at NVIDIA, said: “Customers are about to see notebook manufacturers unveil a host of Ultrabooks that are truly worthy of the ‘ultra’ moniker. The more efficient and powerful GeForce 600M GPUs will raise performance from the Ultrabook segment all the way up to gaming notebooks. And they will be the most popular discrete GPUs used with Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processor.”

Availability
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPU is available now from the world’s leading add-in card suppliers, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, and Zotac. Expected pricing is $499.

The following manufacturers will be shipping Ultrabooks and notebooks based on the GeForce 600M family of GPUs: Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.

For more information about the new GeForce GTX 680, please visit http://www.geforce.com/News/articles/introducing-the-geforce-gtx-680-gpu. For more information about GeForce 600M-Series GPUs, please visit: http://www.geforce.com/News/articles/geforce-600m-notebooks-efficient-and-powerful.

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