GeForce_GTX_680_Direct_CU_II_TOP
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP

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3.2
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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP run games
2 Aug 2020 - 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 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? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 852 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 86% better performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which has 51% better performance and can run 789 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
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
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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
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8.7
6.3
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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.


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GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
49%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Death Stranding 15% 49%
GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP Extras
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