Our 3DMark benchmarks may not tell you how well a card is going to perform on any specific card, but because they are so consistent we can compare between cards easily. In this case, and in all four of our 3DMark tests, the GTX 680 just smokes every single card we have tested. The only competition for the GTX 680 are a few SLI and Crossfire solutions, and even then it’s only when you pair up multiple high end cards.
Just to give you guys an idea of where the GTX 680 stands. On 3DMark 11 Performance it out performed the overclocked R7970 by a full 21% and the 1.5 gig GTX 580 by almost 60%! In our testing on the older 3DMark Vantage the gaps were much closer, with the GTX 680 just barely beating the overclocked R7970.