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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition

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3.4
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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2019. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 341 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition can run Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 13 FPS, Medium: 10 FPS, High: 7 FPS and Ultra: 5 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Planet Zoo returns a weak 5 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Cyberpunk 2077 will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 10 FPS, Medium: 8 FPS, High: 5 FPS and Ultra: 4 FPS. Next we have Planet Zoo running on GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition which gets L: 10FPS, M: 8FPS, H: 5FPS, U: 4FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets L: 44FPS, M: 35FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 17FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition running at 1440p is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 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 Galaxy Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 901 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 85% better performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 36% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 685 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
38 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is released on 01 May 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
151 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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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
1110 MHz
Boost Clock
1176 MHz
Power
Max Power
195 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 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 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.


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GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 90%
Red Dead Redemption 2 21% 38%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 25% 38%
Halo: Reach 81% 56%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 15% 90%
Cyberpunk 2077 15% 90%
Borderlands 3 11% 46%
FIFA 20 46% 26%
Death Stranding 15% 90%
Need For Speed Heat 22% 38%
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition Extras
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According to the GD rating there is 0% difference compared to my 770, but in virtually every benchmark and in practical gaming application the 770 will outperform it.

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this or evga sc edition

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This is it. This is what I would want..with a 384 Bits Bus of course :D

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I don't think it'll have 384bit-bus.There is no chance for it.So now you'd not want it :P

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I honestly think anyone would want this :D

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Of course, I'd want it :D

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