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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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680MX Benchmarks please

Glad to see everyone is starting to receive their 27" iMacs. I guess I'm shocked that there still is just about zero benchmarks on the 680MX and it's available to the public. (See notebookcheck)

So far the 680MX is the best mobile graphics chip on the market, and exclusive to Apple. Now that the 27" iMac is available to the public, please feel free to share any benchmarks you can (not Geekbench). 3DMark would be great!

No one knows what to expect of this card yet and I think a lot of us are interested to see what it's capable of!

Thanks!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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You'll get internet points for running benchmarks for us, redeemable for virtual cookies. Do it.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:43 PM   #3
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and also how noisy/ hot it reaches when in full performance..please!!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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I'll do one. What do I need to download to do the benchmark, though?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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I'll do one. What do I need to download to do the benchmark, though?
3d mark 11 is a good free benchmark tool.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:59 PM   #6
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HOOOOOOOOOLY CRAP ITS POWERFUL

Just got done installing Arkham City in bootcamp and its SOOO much smoother than on my old 27 from last year. I'll tweak the settings a bit but I'm getting 55-62 FPS at native rez in the built-in benchmark. I could have sworn I was averaging around 23-30 on my model from last year. Arkham city always chugged but I wanted to play it so badly so I dealt with sub-par performance on my old 27.

Seriously unless I am mistaken, that is close to a 2x increase in graphics performance from the 1gb 6970 to the 2gb 680mx. Yes, nvidia vs Ati architecture could be a factor, but this is at least 50-75% better. Gonna install 3D mark in steam to get some official numbers between the machines.

Also, the screen is just so much better. The glare has been removed and the colors are much more vibrant. I just can't believe how much I absolutely adore this machine.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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HOOOOOOOOOLY CRAP ITS POWERFUL

Just got done installing Arkham City in bootcamp and its SOOO much smoother than on my old 27 from last year. I'll tweak the settings a bit but I'm getting 55-62 FPS at native rez in the built-in benchmark. I could have sworn I was averaging around 23-30 on my model from last year. Arkham city always chugged but I wanted to play it so badly so I dealt with sub-par performance on my old 27.

Seriously unless I am mistaken, that is close to a 2x increase in graphics performance from the 1gb 6970 to the 2gb 680mx. Yes, nvidia vs Ati architecture could be a factor, but this is at least 50-75% better. Gonna install 3D mark in steam to get some official numbers between the machines.

Also, the screen is just so much better. The glare has been removed and the colors are much more vibrant. I just can't believe how much I absolutely adore this machine.
Awesome : )
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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HOOOOOOOOOLY CRAP ITS POWERFUL

Just got done installing Arkham City in bootcamp and its SOOO much smoother than on my old 27 from last year. I'll tweak the settings a bit but I'm getting 55-62 FPS at native rez in the built-in benchmark. I could have sworn I was averaging around 23-30 on my model from last year. Arkham city always chugged but I wanted to play it so badly so I dealt with sub-par performance on my old 27.

Seriously unless I am mistaken, that is close to a 2x increase in graphics performance from the 1gb 6970 to the 2gb 680mx. Yes, nvidia vs Ati architecture could be a factor, but this is at least 50-75% better. Gonna install 3D mark in steam to get some official numbers between the machines.

Also, the screen is just so much better. The glare has been removed and the colors are much more vibrant. I just can't believe how much I absolutely adore this machine.
FINALLY someone has bootcamp setup and can test this card! Fenn if you can post your 3DMark score here we would all reaaaaally appreciate it. Plus, you will probably be one of the first to run 3DMark on the 680MX (I still can't believe there are no public test results anywhere online, blows my mind).

If you can link the score that works too! I want to see how it compares to the GTX 6XX desktop cards.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:10 PM   #9
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HOOOOOOOOOLY CRAP ITS POWERFUL

Just got done installing Arkham City in bootcamp and its SOOO much smoother than on my old 27 from last year. I'll tweak the settings a bit but I'm getting 55-62 FPS at native rez in the built-in benchmark. I could have sworn I was averaging around 23-30 on my model from last year. Arkham city always chugged but I wanted to play it so badly so I dealt with sub-par performance on my old 27.

Seriously unless I am mistaken, that is close to a 2x increase in graphics performance from the 1gb 6970 to the 2gb 680mx. Yes, nvidia vs Ati architecture could be a factor, but this is at least 50-75% better. Gonna install 3D mark in steam to get some official numbers between the machines.

Also, the screen is just so much better. The glare has been removed and the colors are much more vibrant. I just can't believe how much I absolutely adore this machine.

i5 or i7?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:13 PM   #10
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HOOOOOOOOOLY CRAP ITS POWERFUL

Just got done installing Arkham City in bootcamp and its SOOO much smoother than on my old 27 from last year. I'll tweak the settings a bit but I'm getting 55-62 FPS at native rez in the built-in benchmark. I could have sworn I was averaging around 23-30 on my model from last year. Arkham city always chugged but I wanted to play it so badly so I dealt with sub-par performance on my old 27.

Seriously unless I am mistaken, that is close to a 2x increase in graphics performance from the 1gb 6970 to the 2gb 680mx. Yes, nvidia vs Ati architecture could be a factor, but this is at least 50-75% better. Gonna install 3D mark in steam to get some official numbers between the machines.

Also, the screen is just so much better. The glare has been removed and the colors are much more vibrant. I just can't believe how much I absolutely adore this machine.
These are the type of posts i love to see. I should have mine next week sometime
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:34 PM   #11
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HOOOOOOOOOLY CRAP ITS POWERFUL

Just got done installing Arkham City in bootcamp and its SOOO much smoother than on my old 27 from last year. I'll tweak the settings a bit but I'm getting 55-62 FPS at native rez in the built-in benchmark. I could have sworn I was averaging around 23-30 on my model from last year. Arkham city always chugged but I wanted to play it so badly so I dealt with sub-par performance on my old 27.

Seriously unless I am mistaken, that is close to a 2x increase in graphics performance from the 1gb 6970 to the 2gb 680mx. Yes, nvidia vs Ati architecture could be a factor, but this is at least 50-75% better. Gonna install 3D mark in steam to get some official numbers between the machines.

Also, the screen is just so much better. The glare has been removed and the colors are much more vibrant. I just can't believe how much I absolutely adore this machine.
Could you try installing steam and testing various free games or demos too so we could compare the FPS to others? Any other games you've tried?

Nvidia's site also has some bench marks of their own, but they aren't as comprehensive as most, usually aimed to specific tests of features. Still anything would be great to know.

In your opinion, any comments on the yellow, light bleed etc... with the screen?

Also ditto the i5 or i7 question. :P

Thanks for all the info you can give.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:02 AM   #12
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Had to grab a bit of sleep while steam downloaded a bunch of stuff on both systems. For the time being here are some geekbench benchmarks. 3D Mark is coming as soon as I can.

2011 iMac, 64-bit Geekbench 12814
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1398890


2012 iMac, 64-bit Geekbench 14155
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1398889
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:05 AM   #13
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Had to grab a bit of sleep while steam downloaded a bunch of stuff on both systems. For the time being here are some geekbench benchmarks. 3D Mark is coming as soon as I can.

2011 iMac, 64-bit Geekbench 12814
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1398890


2012 iMac, 64-bit Geekbench 14155
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1398889

tnx for the boner
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:20 AM   #14
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Had to grab a bit of sleep while steam downloaded a bunch of stuff on both systems. For the time being here are some geekbench benchmarks. 3D Mark is coming as soon as I can.

2011 iMac, 64-bit Geekbench 12814
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1398890


2012 iMac, 64-bit Geekbench 14155
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1398889

Could you take a screen shot of GPU-Z of your GTX680MX?

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:29 AM   #15
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Can u run THE SIMS 3 see how many FPS you get please I am really looking forward to be able to run this game IN FULL RESOLUTION if possible
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:30 AM   #16
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Can u run THE SIMS 3 see how many FPS you get please I am really looking forward to be able to run this game IN FULL RESOLUTION if possible
Sims 3? haha this will be no problem for the 680mx. even at max details.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:25 AM   #17
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Can u run THE SIMS 3 see how many FPS you get please I am really looking forward to be able to run this game IN FULL RESOLUTION if possible
Seriously? That's what you want to benchmark?

I'd rather see it being pushed by the latest mac games like Borderlands 2 and Portal 2 (though we all know that will run smooth anyway). Then I'd like to see some boot camp games which could be the batman benchmark, battlefield 3, crysis 2 perhaps? Hitman, farcry 3 etc.

I'd do the benchmarks but I'm having to wait till the first week of 2013 for mine.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:45 AM   #18
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Have you a flight sim to try?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:54 AM   #19
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If someone does do benchmarks, it would be also be highly appreciated if we could get some numbers of the temperatures inside the computer during GPU load.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:00 AM   #20
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680MX is about 25% faster then the 7970m.
Die 7970M is about 15% faster then the 675mx.
Die 675mx is about 30% faster then the 6970m (High-end 2011).
Die 6970m is about 15-20% faster then the 660m.
Die 660m is about 10% faster then the 650m.
Die 650m is about 18% faster then the 640m.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:11 AM   #21
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680MX is about 25% faster then the 7970m.
Die 7970M is about 15% faster then the 675mx.
Die 675mx is about 30% faster then the 6970m (High-end 2011).
Die 6970m is about 15-20% faster then the 660m.
Die 660m is about 10% faster then the 650m.
Die 650m is about 18% faster then the 640m.
Meaning the 680MX is 236.4% faster than my current 650m in my retina MBP. That's a significant improvement.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:45 AM   #22
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Can u run THE SIMS 3 see how many FPS you get please I am really looking forward to be able to run this game IN FULL RESOLUTION if possible
This comment is so cute <3<3<3
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:47 AM   #23
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I am comparing this year's high-end GPU with GPUs I've been used in the past.

And, wow!

Using the ranking found on notebookcheck.net benchmark list.

7 - 2012 GTX 680MX
210 - 2012 HD Graphics 4000
241 - 2008 GeForce 9600M GT
254 - 2010 GeForce 320M
280 - 2008 GeForce 8600M GT
282 - 2011 HD Graphics 3000
354 - 2006 Radeon HD 2400 XT
368 - 2003 Radeon X1600
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:49 AM   #24
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3DMark Benchmarks!

Sorry for the tardiness, my FIOS took a dump about 4 hours ago. >_> (What are the chances, I've never raged harder.) Here are my first run benchmarks from 3DMark on both my 27" 2011 fully loaded iMac, and my new 27" 2012 fully loaded. Get the Depends ready folks...

[EDIT]
2012 Geforce 680mx (w/ current Nvidia 310.70 beta drivers)..........6883
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5212798
Over 2x the performance from 2011 model, WOW!
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2012 Geforce 680mx (w/ stock Apple bootcamp drivers)..........6333
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5212432

2011 Ati 6970m..........3287
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5212575


OH.MY.GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

This GPU is literally the sickest piece of tech I've had a chance to get my hands on in any Apple device in the past 20 years. (OK, maybe the G5 rocketing to 2ghz at release comes close.) We are talking about literally DOUBLE the performance though. It looks like Apple kept this one stock as well, as it runs at the same clocks as standard NVidia parts (720mhz CPU, 2500mhz Memory).

There are a few updated drivers available so I'm going to retest with the latest official drivers and the current beta drivers and will report back here. And for what its worth, the Nvidia website blows the ATI website out of the water. Really, if you work for ATI, you need to examine how incredibly amazing the NV website is and how quickly they turn around drivers and hotfixes. They even have tweak guides and give you examples of what the best settings are for your hardware.

Here is my detailed info.
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Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit (Service Pack 1)
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce GTX 680MX
Driver version: 306.37
DirectX support: 11.1
CUDA Cores: 1536
Core clock: 719 MHz
Memory data rate: 5000 MHz
Memory interface: 256-bit
Total available graphics memory: 4095 MB
Dedicated video memory: 2048 MB GDDR5
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 2047 MB
Video BIOS version: 80.04.59.01.01
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen3

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:55 AM   #25
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Looks like the 2012 iMac with the 680mx is the real deal for gaming. To benchmark those scores in the iMacs slim chassis is really quite impressive. Hurry up Monday!!!
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