GeForce_GTX_680_EVGA_SC_Signature_2_Edition
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 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. GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 351 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Microsoft Flight Simulator and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 9 FPS, Medium: 7 FPS, High: 5 FPS and Ultra: 4 FPS. We proceeded to look at Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 34 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Microsoft Flight Simulator on the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 7FPS, M: 6FPS, H: 4FPS, U: 3FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 26 FPS. Finally we then took a look at The Outer Worlds where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 19 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 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 2 Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 86% better and can meet 901 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 694 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 39% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition is released on 01 Dec 2012

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
149 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
37 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
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
1097 MHz
Boost Clock
1163 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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 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 Signature 2 Edition features increased core and memory clocks, from 1006MHz to 1097MHz and from 6008MHz to 6208MHz (effective) while the "Boost Clock" was is now of 1163MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7.5% boost in performance when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 680.


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GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Graphics Card
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