GeForce_GTX_680
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

GD Rating

2.8
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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 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. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 830 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 99% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, as it can run 765 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 62% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 is released on 22 Mar 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680
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
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$499.00
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
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 & 40 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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GeForce GTX 680 Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
The Kepler architecture allows more SPUs but the Fermi SPUs (used on the 400 & 500 Series) are clocked twice as fast as the Kepler architecture. Therefore, don't let the large amount of Pipelines fool you, as the 1536 Pipelines are equivalent to 768 Pipelines, of the Fermi architecture.
GeForce GTX 680 features a 1006Mhz core-clock that can automatically set itself to 1058Mhz using a technology similar to the one used on Intel GPUs. Another huge surprise is the TDP that went from 244 Watts, to just 195 Watts, as two SPUs of the Kepler architecture consume 10% less power. However, the amount was doubled and so the power save is not as high as it could have been.
GeForce GTX 680 was the fastest single GPU of the world until Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was released.
All games will run on the maximum settings smoothly.


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GeForce GTX 680 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
83%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 23% 58%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 31% 128%
Genshin Impact 55% 59%
Serious Sam 4 18% 128%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 7% 107%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 41% 41%
Valorant 94% 85%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3% 72%
eFootball PES 2021 27% 20%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41% 124%
GeForce GTX 680 Extras
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