GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce GTX 680

GeForce GTX 1080
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5X DESKTOP
Release date: 27 May 2016
GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 680
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Mar 2012
GeForce GTX 680

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    281%
  • GeForce GTX 680
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    288%
  • GeForce GTX 680
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1080

188% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 680

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX 1080

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1080

The GeForce GTX 1080 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (5 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 680
GPU Name GP104 (GP104-400-A1) vs GK104 (GK104-400-A2)
Fab Process 16 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 314 mm² vs 294 mm²
Transistors 7,200 million vs 3,540 million
Shaders 2560 vs 1536
Compute Units 20 vs 8
Core clock 1607 MHz vs 1006 MHz
ROPs 64 vs 32
TMUs 160 vs 128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 680
Memory Type GDDR5X vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1251 MHz
10008 MHz effective
vs 1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
Memory Size 8192 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 680
TDP 180 watts vs 195 watts
Release Date 27 May 2016 vs 22 Mar 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    102.80 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 680
    32.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    257.10 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 680
    129.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    320.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 680
    192.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    8228.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 680
    3090.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    30160
  • GeForce GTX 680
    10700

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    124
  • GeForce GTX 680
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    159
  • GeForce GTX 680
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    85
  • GeForce GTX 680
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    114
  • GeForce GTX 680
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    58
  • GeForce GTX 680
    23

FPS (higher is better)