680MX Benchmarks please

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tacokisses, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012
    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!

  2. macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009

    You'll get internet points for running benchmarks for us, redeemable for virtual cookies. Do it.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2012

    and also how noisy/ hot it reaches when in full performance..please!!
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    I'll do one. What do I need to download to do the benchmark, though?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2011
    3d mark 11 is a good free benchmark tool.
  6. macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2012

    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.
  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
    Awesome : )
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012
    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.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007

    i5 or i7?
  10. macrumors 68000

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    These are the type of posts i love to see. I should have mine next week sometime :D
  11. macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2012
    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. :)
  12. macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2012
  13. macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2012
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
  15. macrumors member


    Sep 10, 2012
    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 :apple::eek:
  16. macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2012
    Sims 3? :D haha this will be no problem for the 680mx. even at max details.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
    Newcastle, UK
    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.
  18. macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2012
  19. macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    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.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
    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.
  21. macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    Meaning the 680MX is 236.4% faster than my current 650m in my retina MBP. That's a significant improvement.
  22. macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
    This is adorable.

    This comment is so cute <3<3<3 :p
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    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
  24. Fenn, Dec 13, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012

    macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2012
    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...

    2012 Geforce 680mx (w/ current Nvidia 310.70 beta drivers)..........6883
    Over 2x the performance from 2011 model, WOW!

    2012 Geforce 680mx (w/ stock Apple bootcamp drivers)..........6333

    2011 Ati 6970m..........3287


    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.:p) 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.
    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:
    IRQ: 16
    Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen3
  25. macrumors 68000

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    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. :D Hurry up Monday!!!

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