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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition

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3.1
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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB 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 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 305 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 27 FPS with the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition, Halo: Reach getting 99 FPS and FIFA 20 getting 95 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Red Dead Redemption 2 to see how the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 54 FPS, Medium: 43 FPS, High: 29 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. Next we looked at Halo: Reach which was good with a 76 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at FIFA 20 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 73. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB 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 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB as this is better than 893 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 85% better performance as well. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 45% better and can meet 763 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
38 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is released on 01 Aug 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition
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
1550 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
198.4GB/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
1202 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
600 Watt
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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GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB 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 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition features overclocking out of the box in the core-clock that was raised from 1006MHz to 1137MHz (1202MHz, in Turbo). On the other hand, the operating memory clock was increased to 1550MHz. A new cooling system and a custom board called Ultra Durable VGA+ is also featured.
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 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
34%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 21% 38%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 25% 38%
Cyberpunk 2077 15% 90%
Halo: Reach 81% 56%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 90%
Detroit: Become Human 37% 109%
Borderlands 3 11% 46%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 15% 90%
FIFA 20 46% 26%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 56% 33%
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