GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 680 vs 590 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 680

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,006 MHz vs 608 MHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 3,416 MHz More than 75% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,693 vs 4,182 More than 35% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 33,025 vs 25,420 Around 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher texture rate 128.8 GTexel/s vs 77.8 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
Significantly better sky diver factor score 381.6 vs 275.21 Around 40% better sky diver factor score
Much higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 854 MHz More than 75% higher memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 3,090.4 GFLOPS vs 2,488.4 GFLOPS Around 25% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,024 512 more shading units
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,928 vs 1,379 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Better video composition score 72.95 frames/s vs 49.11 frames/s Around 50% better video composition score
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 65.5 vs 57 Around 15% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Much lower TDP 195W vs 365W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 590

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 590

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much higher memory bandwidth 328 GB/s vs 192.3 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 33,520 vs 26,525.5 More than 25% better 3DMark06 score
Many more render output processors 96 vs 32 Three times as many render output processors
Much wider memory bus 768 bit vs 256 bit 3x wider memory bus
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Slightly higher pixel rate 38.92 GPixel/s vs 32.2 GPixel/s More than 20% higher pixel rate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 680 vs 590

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 680
123.57 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 590
107.24 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 680
47.72 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 590
30.92 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 680
3,360.28
GeForce GTX 590
3,357.39

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 680
3,719.86
GeForce GTX 590
3,606.19

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 3

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Most people only care about gaming GTX 590 is stronger but produce more heat and uses more power.
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