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Mar 20th, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Performance Comparison

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Performance Comparison
We’ve made a comparison out of the Tom’s Hardware leaked charts. Curiosity took us to some conclusions.

GeForce GTX 680 is on average 15% faster than Radeon HD 7970. It is also faster than GeForce GTX 580 by 30%. It has a performance comparable to Radeon HD 6990 (98% of its performance). GeForce GTX 680 is slower than GTX 590 by 9%.

GeForce GTX 680 seems to be slower than Radeon HD 7970 in Metro 2033. In Dirt 3 GTX 680 has much better performance than any AMD product. Other tests suggest that GTX 680 is a better solution if you are planning to upgrade your graphics card in a near future. Fudzilla reported today that GTX 680 may be available from $499. Multiple pages are now listing new GTX model in a price $550-580.

Here is the full detailed comparison in separate tables for three resolutions 2560×1600/1920×1080/1680×1050:

2560×1600

GeForce GTX 680 Performance [2560x1600] vs HD 7970 HD 6990 GTX 590 GTX 580
Battlefield 3 [Ultra Details 0xAA]
103%
77%
94%
142%
Battlefield 3 [Ultra Details 4xAA]
105%
90%
88%
136%
Crysis 2 [DirectX 9]
95%
85%
81%
123%
Crysis 2 [DirectX 11]
117%
123%
89%
134%
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [High Preset]
106%
97%
88%
136%
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Ultra Preset]
106%
90%
84%
130%
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Dirt 3 Ultra Preset [0xAA]
133%
100%
101%
150%
Dirt 3 Ultra Preset [4xAA]
118%
86%
91%
141%
Metro 2033 [AAA]
99%
77%
93%
129%
Metro 2033 [4xAA]
93%
67%
83%
120%
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (x64) [Ultra 0xAA]
116%
115%
95%
132%
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (x64) [Ultra 8xAA]
133%
108%
81%
124%
AVERAGE
110%
93%
89%
133%

1920×1080

GeForce GTX 680 Performance [1920x1080] vs HD 7970 HD 6990 GTX 590 GTX 580
3DMark 11 Extreme Preset
116%
96%
91%
133%
Battlefield 3 [Ultra Details 0xAA]
115%
87%
104%
152%
Battlefield 3 [Ultra Details 4xAA]
113%
93%
93%
139%
Crysis 2 [DirectX 9]
104%
97%
95%
123%
Crysis 2 [DirectX 11]
125%
126%
95%
139%
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [High Preset]
107%
110%
87%
127%
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Ultra Preset]
112%
108%
86%
128%
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Dirt 3 Ultra Preset [0xAA]
141%
105%
100%
147%
Dirt 3 Ultra Preset [8xAA]
122%
90%
91%
133%
Metro 2033 [AAA]
88%
74%
86%
118%
Metro 2033 [4xAA]
104%
88%
98%
133%
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (x64) [Ultra 0xAA]
119%
127%
99%
107%
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (x64) [Ultra 8xAA]
136%
115%
91%
124%
HAWK X [8xAA, Tessellation Enabled]
115%
83%
72%
101%
HAWK X [8xAA, Tessellation Disabled]
140%
90%
83%
107%
AVERAGE
117%
99%
91%
127%

1680×1050

GeForce GTX 680 Performance [1680x1050] vs HD 7970 HD 6990 GTX 590 GTX 580
Battlefield 3 [Ultra Details 0xAA]
118%
88%
105%
153%
Battlefield 3 [Ultra Details 4xAA]
115%
95%
94%
139%
Crysis 2 [DirectX 9]
103%
99%
98%
112%
Crysis 2 [DirectX 11]
125%
125%
95%
138%
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [High Preset]
113%
122%
94%
129%
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Ultra Preset]
114%
114%
88%
123%
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Dirt 3 Ultra Preset [0xAA]
142%
106%
102%
146%
Dirt 3 Ultra Preset [4xAA]
127%
89%
91%
134%
Metro 2033 [AAA]
105%
93%
96%
131%
Metro 2033 [4xAA]
93%
75%
86%
129%
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (x64) [Ultra 0xAA]
109%
120%
97%
104%
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (x64) [Ultra 8xAA]
135%
116%
91%
122%
AVERAGE
117%
104%
95%
130%