GeForce_GTX_680_Lightning_Edition
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 313 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Halo: Reach getting 96 FPS with the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition, Microsoft Flight Simulator predicted to get 2 FPS and Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 24 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition by playing Halo: Reach which yielded a good performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 192FPS, M: 152FPS, H: 102FPS, U: 73FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Microsoft Flight Simulator and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 1 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Red Dead Redemption 2 which gets weak results with a 18FPS on Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 899 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 92% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 41% better performance and can run 672 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
34 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition is released on 01 Jun 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
151 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 GPixel/s
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Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
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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
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DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
1176 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Lightning 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 Lightning Edition features an increased core-clock that was raised from 1006MHz to 1110MHz while the "Boost Clock" can now attain some whooping 1176MHz. A new cooling system is also available.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% boost 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 Lightning Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 80% 54%
Red Dead Redemption 2 18% 44%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22% 44%
Borderlands 3 7% 52%
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 97%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 97%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 58% 65%
FIFA 20 44% 24%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 94% 34%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 97%
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I'm Thinking Of Buying This As An Upgrade , Is It Good?

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it's an awesome graphics card.

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Are you joking? Its awesome card :D
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Of course with that cpu.

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look at that "HER". He means something else.

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why would it be a bottleneck? maybe a small one, which can be solved with overclocking, but I doubt there will be a bottleneck, the 3570k is a strong quad core, and the i7 3770 is only 1-3 fps better in gaming.

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Will a i5 3470 3.6ghz bottleneck this by much?

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as i posten on gtx690 the memory speed is difirente here is a link http://eu.msi.com/product/vga/N680GTX-Lightning.html

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