GeForce_GTX_680
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 run games
14 Nov 2019 - 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.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 680. 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 292 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 680 shows us that Diablo 4 is predicted to get a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to return a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which is getting 15 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 680 by researching Cyberpunk 2077 leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 11 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Diablo 4 which is predicted to get weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 680, this is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

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? 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? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 102% better and can run 901 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 680 is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 49% more powerful and can run 685 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 680 was released on 22 Mar 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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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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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
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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
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 14% 51%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 72% 107%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18% 51%
Halo: Reach 79% 52%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 107%
Cyberpunk 2077 7% 107%
Borderlands 3 3% 59%
FIFA 20 42% 20%
Death Stranding 7% 107%
Need For Speed Heat 15% 51%
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mine?

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GTX 1060 vs GTX 680 ??

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Not even a fair comparison. GTX 1060 exceeds 680 in every way except for used market availability.

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Gtx 1060 is about 60% faster.


May be you can gtx 1060 vs gtx 680 sli

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in my recent researchs, most of the sites said that the 2GB frame buffer does an enormous performance bottleneck in this GPU (for 1080P and beyond) and this is the reason for its poor performance on recent games against lower-end radeons (with 3-4GB) or even the 4GB 960.

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dont think its only factor there is also dated architecture its strong gpu when you look specs but nvidia cripled this card also they dumped support for kepler architecture.

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This is why i took 280X instead.

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this or R9 380?

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i think you should buy a gtx 680

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i took the 280X, soon i will update GD Rig.

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can i use this gpu with my current cpu?


thanks in advance

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yup. no problems here.

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Yes. You can even crossfire them no problem at all.

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lol 2% better

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33% better :p

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gtx 680 is better then gtx 770 ? haha :D i really hope you are tweaking these numbers again…

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I am :)

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Came out for over 2 years ago - still a beast card.

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For now, his brother, GeForce GTX 770 is better … :D

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Yes, but the 770 didn't come out for two years ago…

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Yuhu … :D

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There was hardly any change in gfx last 2 years so yeah it still beast

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Is buying one of these for £200 refurbished a good deal. I getting a new rig and i cant decide on a gpu.

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Not really, my GTX 770 new was £229, plus it's a better card. From pixmania.co.uk

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4% better, not bad :D

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298% worse, not bad :D

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300% worse here, really bad, actually … :D

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No diff with my card? It says 0% diff :/

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