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Nvidia Corp. plans to introduce its new high-end graphics solution for notebooks at Computex 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan, early next month. The new GeForce GTX 680M will be based on the GK104 graphics processing unit that belongs to the Kepler family of solutions and will be offer about one third better performance than the model GTX 670M.

According to reports from web-sites like VideoCardz and Chiphell, the GeForce GTX 680M will feature 768 stream processors and therefore 64 texture units, reduced number of raster operating units and 256-bit memory bus. It is presently believed that the GeForce GTX 680M will utilize N13E-GTX-A2 chip, which is believed to be a variation of GK104 chip. The new mobile flagship will fully support modern high-end features like DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL 1.2, stereoscopic-3D, 4 multi-monitor capability, PhysX, 4-way multi-GPU, PCI Express 3.0 and so on.

The reports claim that the GeForce GTX 680M is 37% faster compared to GeForce GTX 670M, which is based on Fermi architecture and which has 336 stream processors operating at 1200MHz. Given the fact that the data comes without attribution to any kind of source, it should be considered as inaccurate.

Even though both Nvidia and its arch-rival AMD in the recent cycles did not use flagship GPUs in mobile computers, Nvidia did squeeze the GF100 chip into mobile thermal envelopes and introduced GeForce GTX 480M back in mid-2010.

Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.


Tags: Nvidia, Kepler, Geforce, GK104, 28nm


Comments currently: 12
Discussion started: 05/19/12 09:04:23 AM
Latest comment: 06/04/12 08:06:14 PM
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HD7970M will still be cheaper and faster! AMD has the high-end laptop GPU market locked in.
3 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 05/19/12 09:04:23 AM]
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i agree and if AMD is smart they will crossfire with high end trinity mobile APU and sell hundreds less than competition discount when both bought together to vendors, better performance per dollar better performance period, will sell like hot cakes!
1 0 [Posted by: godrilla  | Date: 05/19/12 10:01:28 PM]
HD7970M is a very fast GPU and will be severely bottlenecked in many modern games if paired with a slow Trinity based CPU. For HD7900 series to shine, a Sandy Bridge or IVB processor is a must. Also, crossfiring a slow GPU as Trinity with HD7970M series will produce significant micro-stutter. AMD has never had a viable solution where a top-of-the line discrete GPU would work in cross-fire with a budget GPU.
1 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 05/20/12 01:41:54 PM]
Why would you xfire HD7970M <Beast> with trinity? No manufacture will allow that anyway (Too Many hurdles on Cheaper/less power laptops), plus the card is 100W and most likely won`t work as pins, power, bios etc will be different. Why not XFire HD6XXX/HD74/HD77/HD76 (Maybe HD78XX even) etc, and APU wont bottleneck anything hopefully = Win-Win
1 1 [Posted by: keysplayer  | Date: 05/21/12 12:51:15 AM]
Boy, looks like I was WAY off.

The final specs for GTX680M are nearly double the specs written in this article:

1344 SPs!

This thing is 50% faster than GTX580M.
0 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 06/04/12 08:05:02 PM]

I'm waiting for TRINITY!
1 1 [Posted by: pogsnet  | Date: 05/20/12 01:01:37 PM]

4 way capability? Not in a notebook.... not even if someone came up with some crazy thunderbolt device.
0 0 [Posted by: hsew  | Date: 05/20/12 04:02:48 PM]

Pound for pound (Watts/Perf/Dollar) The HD7870/50 wins the GK104. I don`t think nvidia is going to win this one (Will find out soon), unless they go over the 100W with boost, Even then, the HD78 series is a monster in overclocking. The HD7 series were designed for the mobile architecture but are equally good in desktop.
0 2 [Posted by: keysplayer  | Date: 05/21/12 01:19:03 AM]
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I think you meant HD7950/7970M since this article is discussing high-end mobile chips.

Not sure why you are introducing HD7850/7870 on the desktop into the mobile discussion since mobile HD7850/7870 are based on Cape Verde not Pitcairn.

HD7770 = HD7870M = garbage

HD7950M/7970M = HD7850/7870 = Pitcairn = great!
0 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 05/21/12 08:52:33 AM]

HD 7970M is faster than GTX680M..... in very wide gap.

As noted, the 4905 score (GTX680M), if proven to be accurate, is not enough to dethrone AMD's current flagship, the HD 7970M. According to previous benchmarks of the HD 7970M, it scores 6125 points in the same 3DMark 11 when paired up with Intel's Core i7-2820.
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0 0 [Posted by: pogsnet  | Date: 05/21/12 08:03:06 AM]
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AMD also tends to price their high-end mobile GPUs cheaper. On the mobile side, AMD's discrete GPUs have had the edge for a while based on price/performance imo. I remember for GTX580M Nvidia charged a premium of $300-600 in some laptop configurations over HD6970M/6990M. Ridiculous.
0 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 05/21/12 08:57:33 AM]
Looks like those original benches were incorrect. GK104 mobile has 1344 SPs not 768!

It is 50% faster than GTX580M.
0 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 06/04/12 08:06:14 PM]


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