GeForce_GTX_680_Direct_CU_II_TOP
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP

GD Rating

3.4
Check Prices
How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How well will the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 339 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP is predicted to run Diablo 4 with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 4 frames per second. Comparing this to Borderlands 3 which is getting playable results, where it averages 26 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Need For Speed Heat, which is running at 26 frames per second.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Diablo 4 will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 7 FPS, Medium: 6 FPS, High: 4 FPS and Ultra: 3 FPS. Next we have Borderlands 3 running on GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP which gets L: 51FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Need For Speed Heat gets L: 51FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP in your PC? This GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 897 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 86% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 685 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 39% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP is released on 01 May 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
154 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star empty star
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1137 MHz
Boost Clock
1201 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
-
10
8.7
6.3
4.7
GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP 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 Direct CU II TOP features an increase to its core-clock, that went from 1006MHz to 1137MHz. The "Boost Clock" was also increased and can now attain some whopping 1201MHz. A new quiet and more efficient cooling system is also available.
The changes are impressive and benchmarks indicate a 7% increase in performance when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 680.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
47%
RAM
11GB
0%
VS
VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 20% 41%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24% 41%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 93%
Death Stranding 13% 93%
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 93%
Need For Speed Heat 21% 41%
Planet Zoo 25% 51%
Diablo 4 4% 93%
FIFA 20 45% 25%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 93%
GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP Extras
View Compatible Hardware PC Builder
Discussion Area
The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies.
You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion
View all discussions
X
Formatting Syntax Result
Bold **bold text** __more bold text__ bold text more bold text
Italic *italic text* _more italic text_ italic text more italic text
Strikethrough ~~strikethrough text~~ strikethrough text
Links [Game-Debate](https://www.game-debate.com) Game-Debate
Ordered List Press return twice to start your list

1. List item the first
2. List item the second
3. List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  1. List item the first
  2. List item the second
  3. List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Unordered Lists Press return twice to start your list

* List item the first
* List item the second
* List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  • List item the first
  • List item the second
  • List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Code Blocks `alert('hello world!');` alert('hello world!');
Quote Blocks > 'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
Formatting Help
New - Ordered by date, the newest comments at the top
1 2
1
PC Specs

CPU (25% overclock)

2007
Check Prices
$851.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (5% overclock)

0
2008
Check Prices
$160.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0
1
/
163

this card was my dream in 2012 when it was released

0
PC Specs

CPU

2012
Check Prices
$195.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
0

Love this card. Fits pretty snug in my NZXT Source 210 case.

-1
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$339.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$679.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

32 GB

0
0
/
0

Need advice Im getting a new card but im stuck between a EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX Nvidia Graphics Card - 2GB or MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC NVIDIA Graphics Card - 2GB on the benchmarks its saying the 680 is more powerful i wanna stick with nividia because I think they have better drivers so my question to you chaps is which card is better this is mainly for BF4,watch dogs ,titanfall and plus i cant spend more than 240 pounds.&#60b

0
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$339.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$679.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

32 GB

0
0
/
0

The 760 is £200 and the msi 680 is £240 .

0
PC Specs

CPU (30% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$250.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
test rig
0
/
140

gtx 670 asus, silent cooler, near gtx 680 performance, still cheaper than the gtx 760, (go to scan.co.uk) check it out here

0
PC Specs

CPU (30% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$250.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
test rig
0
/
140

also the gtx 680 asus is a MASSIVE triple slot cooler, it will put a lot of weight on to your motherboard, unless you get a bracket.

0
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$303.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

24 GB

0
1
/
55

If you're even considering a 680, then don't bother, go with the 770 instead. The pricing is similar but the 770 outperforms the 680.

0
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$393.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
11

how big is it ?

0
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$235.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
24

That's what she said :D
L: 10.5 inches
H: 4.376 inches
W: Take two slots up

0
PC Specs

CPU (40% overclock)

Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (20% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0
0
/
-1

the cost? gtx 680

0
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$125.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
104

$550-$600, depends on the version/manufacturer ;)

1
PC Specs

CPU (30% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$250.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
test rig
0
/
140

it's a triple slot cooler

0
PC Specs

CPU (15% overclock)

Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (5% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

6 GB

0
0
/
1

this gpu i want it but dont have a budget

0
PC Specs

CPU (15% overclock)

2015
Check Prices
$243.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (5% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
10

same here

0
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$393.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
11

every man wants this but many are broke like me

0
PC Specs

CPU (10% overclock)

2012
Check Prices
$132.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
7

will this gpu runs nicelly on my rig?

0
PC Specs

CPU (30% overclock)

2012
Check Prices
$332.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (5% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
0

What are your clocks atm with a 20% OC? and how much more voltage are you appling?

0
PC Specs
2008
Check Prices
$316.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0
0
/
127

He has a non K processor so he can't Overclock.

0
PC Specs
2014
Check Prices
$187.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$209.99
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
366

I assume Prince2424 meant OP's GPU OC

0
PC Specs
2008
Check Prices
$316.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0
0
/
127

Oh sorry man he wrote in a confusing manner.

0
PC Specs
2014
Check Prices
$187.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$209.99
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
366

Haha why sorry ;p Yep, a glance to Fariz's rig made me realize what OC he meant

0
PC Specs
2008
Check Prices
$316.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0
0
/
127

I love the admins here.

0
PC Specs
2014
Check Prices
$187.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$209.99
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
366

We love you all too ;)

0
PC Specs
2008
Check Prices
$316.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0
0
/
127

What do you mean by that? :) ☺

0
PC Specs
2014
Check Prices
$187.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$209.99
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
366

Haha, I mean all the great and helpful members ;)

0
PC Specs
2008
Check Prices
$316.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0
0
/
127

OOOOO>

0
PC Specs

CPU (30% overclock)

2012
Check Prices
$332.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (5% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
0

What kind of overclocks are you guys/girls getting with this card? What software are you using to achieve it? Is MSI Afterburner on top for overclocking nivida cards or is it EVGA's precision X got the goods. And what is Asus's own Tweak software like?

0
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$294.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
8

well I don't realy know much about nvidia drivers but with AMD you can just OC through the drivers. that's the safest way in my opinion.

0
PC Specs

CPU (30% overclock)

2012
Check Prices
$332.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (5% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
0

I use MSI Afterburner for AMD cards seems to be the best HIS AMD cards tend to be more stable under there own OC software. But i want to know about the nvidia cards.

0
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$213.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

12 GB

0
0
/
157

lol same as GTX 590

0
PC Specs

CPU (15% overclock)

2012
Check Prices
$195.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (20% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
63

I would say thats good since the 590 is a duel gpu and then there's gtx590 365watts vs gtx680 200watt

0
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$213.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

12 GB

0
0
/
157

2328% better than mine xD

0
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$332.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
39

i never disapointed have this vga im so very satisfied have this vga

1 2

Title

Body