GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 780M vs 680

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Diablo III and 1 more

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Passmark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 780M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M

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Significantly more memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Lower TDP 100W vs 195W Around 50% lower TDP
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 771 MHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Better passmark score 5,718 vs 4,339 More than 30% better passmark score
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,058 MHz vs 797 MHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 33,025 vs 27,258 More than 20% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 9,861 vs 7,776.5 More than 25% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 26,525.5 vs 23,381.5 Around 15% better 3DMark06 score
Better floating-point performance 3,090 GFLOPS vs 2,369 GFLOPS More than 30% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 128.8 GTexel/s vs 98.7 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 32.2 GPixel/s vs 24.7 GPixel/s More than 30% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Higher dead space 3 framerate 184 fps vs 143.9 fps Around 30% higher dead space 3 framerate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 64.7 fps vs 46.6 fps Around 40% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 176,118 vs 126,734 Around 40% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Better passmark direct compute score 2,914 vs 2,220 More than 30% better passmark direct compute score
Higher call of duty: modern warfare 3 framerate 138 fps vs 119.35 fps More than 15% higher call of duty: modern warfare 3 framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 36.8 fps vs 29.25 fps More than 25% higher crysis 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 780M vs 680

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

Further, 3DMark11 does not seem a good choice either, as it let me run much higher clocks than were stable in other tests.
GeForce GTX 680 | by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2012)

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

I thought it might also be interesting to run the new 3DMark on these GPUs and the results show a similar story to the gaming tests on the previous page.
GeForce GTX 780M | by Ryan-Shrout (Jun, 2013)

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

GeForce GTX 780M
46.6 fps
GeForce GTX 680
64.7 fps
Being able to play top titles like Metro Last Light, Bioshock Infinite and Sleeping Dogs at these quality settings and at 1920x1080 resolution was impressive.
GeForce GTX 780M | by Ryan-Shrout (Jun, 2013)

Crysis 3 1920 x 1080 - Very High preset + 16xAF + 2xSMAA

GeForce GTX 780M
29.25 fps
GeForce GTX 680
36.8 fps
Our Crysis 2 installation uses the high-res texture pack and DX11 upgrade, which helps explain this reading.
GeForce GTX 680 | by techPowerUp! (Aug, 2012)

Passmark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

CLBenchmark Raytrace Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do raytracing

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i get 60+ fps on bioshock infinite on maximum settings with my 780m gtx
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