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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

NVIDIA's fastest and most advanced GPU. Powered by the Kepler architecture. Features GPU Boost, Adaptive V-Sync, and NVIDIA Surround. Available on both PC and Mac.

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Overview

The GeForce® GTX 680 is the fastest and most efficient GPU we've ever built. But we didn't stop there. GPU Boost dynamically boosts clock speed for extra performance. Adaptive V-Sync keeps your framerates smooth and tear-free. And NVIDIA Surround lets you game on three monitors from a single graphics card. Available on both PC and Mac.

Kepler Architecture

Kepler Architecture

Kepler is our most advanced GPU architecture yet. Optimized for DirectX 11, Kepler is not only fast, but ultra power efficient.

Product Video

Ujesh Desai, VP of Corporate Marketing, gives you a walkthrough of the key features of GTX 680. Watch the Video.

Faster Performance

Faster Performance

GPU Boost dynamically boosts clock speed to bring out the best performance in every game.

Smoother Framerates

Smoother Framerates

Adaptive V-Sync intelligently renders each frame to minimize tearing while maximizing performance.

Richer Gameplay

Richer Gameplay

Enjoy your PC games across three monitors in NVIDIA Surround mode. Turn on PhysX and 3D Vision for extra immersion.

Features

Kepler GPU Architecture

Kepler GPU Architecture

NVIDIA's Kepler GPU architecture has been designed from the ground up not just for maximum performance in the latest DirectX 11 games, but optimal performance per watt. The new SMX streaming multiprocessor is twice as efficient as the prior generation and the new geometry engine draws triangles twice as fast. The result is world class performance and the highest image quality in an elegant and power efficient graphics card. View the Performance Chart.

 
Product Launch Video

Product Launch Video

Ujesh Desai, VP of Corporate Marketing, gives you a walkthrough of the key features of GTX 680.
Watch the Product Launch Video.

 
NVIDIA GPU Boost

NVIDIA GPU Boost

Up until now, GPUs have operated at a fixed clock speed when playing 3D games, even if they have the potential to run faster. GPU Boost intelligently monitors graphics work load and increases the clock speed whenever possible. The result is that the GPU always performs at its peak and you get the highest framerate possible. Watch the GPU Boost Video

 
NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync

NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync

Nothing is more distracting than framerate stuttering and screen tearing. The first tends to occur when framerates are low, the second when framerates are high. Adaptive V-Sync is a smarter way to render frames. At high framerates, V-sync is enabled to eliminate tearing, at low frame rates, it's disabled to minimize stuttering. It gets rid of distractions so you can get on with gaming.

 
NVIDIA 3D Vision™ Ready

NVIDIA 3D Vision® Ready1

NVIDIA 3D Vision brings a fully immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience to the PC. A combination of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software, 3D Vision transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D. Get up to 2x monitor and keyboard brightness with NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology4. In addition, you can enjoy 3D movies and 3D digital photographs from 3DVisionLive.com in eye popping, crystal-clear quality.

 
NVIDIA Surround with Up To Four Monitors

NVIDIA Surround with Up To Four Monitors2

Nothing is as breathtaking as playing your favorite games across three monitors. At 5760 x 1080, the expanded field of view fully engages human peripheral vision and provides for the most immersive experience in racing and flight simulators. Add in a fourth display to keep tabs on chat, email or web while you are gaming.

 
Two New Anti-aliasing Modes: FXAA and TXAA

Two New Anti-aliasing Modes: FXAA and TXAA

Anti-aliasing smoothes out jagged edges but can be demanding on framerates. FXAA is a new antialiasing technology that produces beautiful smooth lines with minimal performance impact. And with Kepler based GPUs, you'll be able to enable FXAA in hundreds of game titles through the NVIDIA Control Panel.

The second mode, TXAA, is an in-game option that combines MSAA, temporal filtering, and post processing for even higher visual fidelity.

 
NVIDIA SLI Technology

NVIDIA SLI® Technology3

Used by the most demanding gamers worldwide, SLI lets you link up to three GeForce GTX 680s together for astounding performance. And with NVIDIA's track record for fast and frequent software updates, you'll not only get the best performance in existing games, but future games too.

 
NVIDIA PhysX Technology

NVIDIA PhysX® Technology

Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.

PDF Get an in-depth look at Kepler, the new SMX, and other important improvements we made in the GPU.

1 - NVIDIA 3D Vision requires 3D Vision glasses and a 3D Vision-Ready monitor. See www.nvidia.in/3dvision for more information.
2 - NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround requires 3D Vision glasses and three matching 3D Vision-Ready displays. In addition a DisplayPort to Dual-link DVI adapter may be required to connect one of the 3D Vision Surround monitors. See www.nvidia.in/surround for more information.
3 - A GeForce GTX 680 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTX 680 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different) with the same frame buffer size. SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.nvidia.in/sli for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
4 - Requires NVIDIA 3D LightBoost monitor or notebook.

Relative GPU Performance

Specifications

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

GPU Engine Specs

CUDA Cores

1536

Base Clock

1006

Boost Clock

1058

Texture Fill Rate

128.8

Memory Specs

Memory Speed ( Mhz )

6.0

Memory Amount

2048MB

Memory Interface

256-bit GDDR5

Max Bandwidth

192.2

Card Features

SLI Ready

SLI Type

3 -way

Purevideo

3D Vision

PhysX

Programming Environment

CUDA

DirectX

11

OpenGL

4.2

Bus Type

PCI-E 3.0

3D Gaming

Blu Ray 3D

Specifications

Maximum Digital Resolution

4096x2160

Max VGA Resolution

2048x1536

Media Connection

  • HDMI
  • Dual Link DVI-D
  • DisplayPort
  • Dual Link DVI

Multi-Display

HDCP

HDMI

HDMI Audio

Internal

Dimensions

Height

4.376 Inches

Length

10.0 Inches

Width

Dual Slot

Power and Temperature

Maximum Temperature

98C

Power Consumption

195W

Minimum Power Requirement

550W

Power Connections

6-pin x2

PDF Get an in-depth look at Kepler, the new SMX, and other important improvements we made in the GPU.

PCI Express 3.0 - GeForce GTX 680 supports PCI Express 3.0. The Intel X79/SNB-E PCI Express 2.0 platform is only currently supported up to 5GT/s (PCIE 2.0) bus speeds even though some motherboard manufacturers have enabled higher 8GT/s speeds.
Maximum Digital Resolution -3840x2160 at 30Hz or 4096x2160 at 24Hz supported over HDMI. 4096x2160 (including 3840x2160) at 60Hz supported over Displayport. Support for 4k tiled MST displays requires 326.19 driver or later.

 

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Support

Hardware Support

Technical Support, RMA requests, replacements, and warranty issues for your NVIDIA designed and built graphics cards will be handled by NVIDIA.
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Drivers

Drivers

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