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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 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.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2019. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 337.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Death Stranding with 4 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which returns a weak 21 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular FIFA 20 which we saw getting a strong 94 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition by researching Death Stranding leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 7FPS, M: 6FPS, H: 4FPS, U: 3FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 16 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was FIFA 20 which gets good results with a 71FPS on Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition running at 1440p is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition 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 EVGA SC Signature Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 86% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 897 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 39% more powerful and can run 685 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition is released on 01 May 2012

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
147 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
37 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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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
1552 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
198.7GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1084 MHz
Boost Clock
1150 MHz
Power
Max Power
195 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 38 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 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 EVGA SC Edition features increased core and memory clocks, from 1006MHz to 1084MHz and from 6008MHz to 6208MHz, respectively, which will undoubtedly give a performance boost, increasing the Textel/Pixel Fill Rate but also increasing the Memory Bandwidth. The "Boost Clock" was also increased and can now attain some whooping 1150MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% boost in performance when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 680.


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GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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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%
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is a 650w power supply enough or should i have gotten a higher wattage one?

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You probaly should have left yourself with some headroom it is not a imidiate problem but you should definitly upgrade in the future

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650w is more than enough, your rig right now is probably pulling around 350-500w

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