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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB 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. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 343 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition is running Planet Zoo and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 5 frames per second. Comparing this to Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get weak results, where it averages 5 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, which is running at 5 frames per second.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Planet Zoo where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 10 FPS, Medium: 8 FPS, High: 5 FPS and Ultra: 4 FPS. We added Cyberpunk 2077 to our research and predict it will be weak with a 4 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which got 4 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 82% better performance and can run 897 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 36% more powerful and can run 686 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
38 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition is released on 01 Aug 2012

GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
151 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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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
4096 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
1110 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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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680.
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.
On the other hand, the frame buffer was doubled to 4GB which might be useful in certain circumstances but overall does not change its performance considerably.
Benchmarks indicate a 9% 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 EX OC 4GB 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 21% 38%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 90%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 25% 38%
Death Stranding 15% 90%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 15% 90%
Cyberpunk 2077 15% 90%
Halo: Reach 81% 56%
Need For Speed Heat 22% 38%
Planet Zoo 26% 49%
Borderlands 3 11% 46%
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does this work with 3-way sli plz as soon as possible

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There is no reason it shouldn't.

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