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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

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

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 296.

A GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a strong frame rate when running FIFA 20 on Ultra - 87 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Planet Zoo which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Need For Speed Heat performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 21 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 20 to see how the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a good series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 150 FPS, Medium: 125 FPS, High: 91 FPS and Ultra: 67 FPS. Next we looked at Planet Zoo which was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Need For Speed Heat that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 16. 1440p GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition PC gaming 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 Gainward 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB 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 Gainward 2GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 897 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 99% better performance. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 49% better and can run 685 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition was released on 22 May 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
135 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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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
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
1006 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
Power
Max Power
195 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 38 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
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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10
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6.1
4.5
GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 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 Gainward 2GB Edition has no improvements and so it performs like the reference card.


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GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
58%
RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 14% 51%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18% 51%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 72% 107%
Death Stranding 7% 107%
Cyberpunk 2077 7% 107%
Need For Speed Heat 15% 51%
Planet Zoo 20% 62%
Diablo 4 3% 107%
FIFA 20 42% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 107%
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