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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 58% 33%
Halo: Reach 50% 58%
Cyberpunk 2077 117% 83%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58% 33%
Doom Eternal 36% 15%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 117% 83%
Grand Theft Auto VI 142% 104%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2% 18%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 117% 83%
Need For Speed Heat 58% 33%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition.

The GTX 680 has a 222 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 670. This results in the GTX 680 providing 44.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 680 has a 222 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 670 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 680 providing 7.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 680 was released less than a year after the GTX 670, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition are the same, which means the GTX 670 and the GTX 680 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition has 1344 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1422 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1946. The GTX 680 having 524 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 680 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 670.

The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition requires 195 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 670. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs1202 MHz
Boost Clock1058 MHzvs1267 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 May 2012vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
8.3
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8.9
2560x1440
6
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6.5
3840x2160
4.4
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4.9

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1344vs1536
Actual Shader Performance68%vs94%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs128
Texture Rate109.8 GTexel/svs153.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate31.4 GPixel/svs38.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs3
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-195 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 670. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increase in the core-clock that went from 915MHz to 980MHz while the Turbo Boost is now of 1058MHz. A 20% more effective cooler is also included.
The performance boost is significant and around 5% when compared to the standard GTX 670.
Most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition features an increased core-clock that was raised from 1006MHz to 1202MHz while the "Boost Clock" can now attain 1267MHz. A triple fan cooling system is also available.
The changes are impressive but there are no benchmarks available and so this GPU's rank is predicted.
It's worth mentioning this GPU does not offer any DVI Ports.
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