Select any two GPUs for comparison
VS

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950M 2GB GeForce GTX 680MX
Hitman 3 297% 200%
Cyberpunk 2077 205% 131%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 179% 111%
Resident Evil 8 205% 131%
FIFA 21 54% 16%
Grand Theft Auto VI 330% 224%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 170% 104%
Genshin Impact 205% 131%
Far Cry 6 342% 234%
The Medium 281% 188%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680MX are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB.

The GTX 950M has a 195 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 680MX, but the GeForce GTX 680MX has 88 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950M. As a result, the GeForce GTX 680MX exhibits a 55.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 950M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 950M has a 195 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 680MX, but the GeForce GTX 680MX has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950M. As a result, the GeForce GTX 680MX exhibits a 8.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 950M. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 950M was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 680MX, and so the GTX 950M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 680MX.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB and the GeForce GTX 680MX have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 680MX has 80 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 680MX is much better than the GTX 950M.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680MX has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950M is 858 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 680MX is 1104. The GeForce GTX 680MX having 246 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 680MX delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950M.

The GeForce GTX 950M 2GB requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680MX requires 122 Watts. The GeForce GTX 680MX requires 72 Watts more than the GTX 950M to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 680MX may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed914 MHzvs719 MHz
Boost Clock993 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107-N16P-GTKepler GK104-N13E-GTX2-A2
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date12 Mar 2015vs23 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
vs green tick
10
1600x900
7.8
vs green tick
9.1
1920x1080
6
vs green tick
7
2560x1440
4.3
vs green tick
5.1
3840x2160
2.6
vs green tick
3.4

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs160GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs1536
Actual Shader Performance41%vs53%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs128
Texture Rate36.6 GTexel/svs92 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate14.6 GPixel/svs23 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs122 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i7-3820QM 4-Core 2.7GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950M 2GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first variant of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM107-N16P-GT which has 5 SM activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The central unit runs at 914MHz and goes up to 993MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

Features
DirectX 12 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it may be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Performance
Because GeForce GTX 950M 2GB is just a higher clocked GeForce GTX 850M v2 2GB, its performance is only about 5% faster than its predecessors and so GeForce GTX 860M 2GB is still faster.
Still, it still offers decent gaming at 1920x1080 and most modern games should run fluently at high settings.

System Suggestions
We recommend a strong processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 950M 2GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 680MX is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Kepler Kepler GK104-N13E-GTX-A2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 1536 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 719MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 122W, it is suited for very large sized laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks indicate is not too far from the desktop GeForce GTX 660 Ti.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Power Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 680MX.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
-
-