The 680m thread where no one talks about it's red competitor.

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by SeriousCat, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. Cloudfire

    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    If he is using Optimus, that GPU wouldn`t run at 38C since it is shut down

    Very impressive temperatures indeed. From the reports I`ve seen so far it looks like the GTX 680M runs on full load like GTX 670M
     
  2. m1_1x

    m1_1x Notebook Evangelist

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    I can confirm this.

    my g53's 460m idles around 49-50 and the max its gone was around 85ish though thats for intensive games such as Bf3 and The Witcher 2. The games I play now make it go around 80c
     
  3. jaug1337

    jaug1337 de_dust2

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    So a overvolt should do wonders.... same goes to the undervolt :p

    waiting patiently
     
  4. LaptopNut

    LaptopNut Notebook Virtuoso

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    I dont know anything about Optimus but previously I had been using a modified Driver that I edited and since that is not my area of expertise, I asked someone else on Laptopvideo2go to help.

    After reinstalling with Nvidia 302.49 with their modified one, I notice an extra menu option called 'Change PowerMizer settings'

    'Optimize battery life (enable PowerMIzer)'
    'Not manage my Power Consumption (Disable PowerMizer)

    Edit:

    I made a mistake, I just noticed that PowerMizer was disabled by default, I will enable it and test later.

    'Extend battery charge by using less power for the display.

    'PowerMizer dynamically adjusts graphics performance based on system needs'

    I remember PowerMizer way back in the day but no idea if it is any different on the 680M, does everyone else have those options in the Nvidia Control Panel?

    I will test later (PowerMizer was enabled by default)
     
  5. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    the gpu idles around 34C when using optimus as the cpu and board still creates enough heat to keep it around that (this is what happened with my 580m)
     
  6. Cloudfire

    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    Oh it does? Hm makes sense when mention it :)
     
  7. thief1958

    thief1958 Notebook Consultant

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    When my ASUS was newer it does idle from 34-39*C. And now after 14 months of playing OC'ed (paste degradation and dirt) it still could idle at 38-39*C.


    Here's a screen I took just now; ..Viewing NBR forum, Diablo 3 is minimized and GPU is OC'ed.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Cloudfire

    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    First 680M SLI bench out :D

    Stock:


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    Generic VGA video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3920XM Processor Extreme Edition,Alienware M18xR2 score: P9996 3DMarks

    Overclock:


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    Generic VGA video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3920XM Processor Extreme Edition,Alienware M18xR2 score: P11009 3DMarks

    Source: Google Translate
     
  9. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Potato

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    Oh phew, SLI. I was gonna say. Although considering I can reach nearly 7200 with a single I was expecting more.
     
  10. Raidriar

    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    Both cards are great. In a nutshell:
    680m Benefits-Cooler running, better at benchmarking, better in some games, better graphics switching implementation
    680m Cons- Price, performance in professional applications

    7970m Benefits- Price, better in professional applications, better in some games, Radeon sounds cooler than GTX
    7970m cons- Lower benchmark scores, runs a little warmer than the 680m (although I believe this can be remedied through a slight undervolt), poorer graphics switching implementation
     
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