GeForce_GTX_680_EVGA_SC_Edition
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition

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

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 330 games in the list.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Planet Zoo and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 1 FPS, Medium: 1 FPS, High: 1 FPS and Ultra: 1 FPS. We proceeded to look at FIFA 20 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a strong 91 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition at 1440p with Planet Zoo, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 1 FPS, Medium: 1 FPS, High: 1 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out FIFA 20 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 157FPS, M: 130FPS, H: 96FPS, U: 70FPS. And another popular game was Red Dead Redemption 2 that returned L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition 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 EVGA SC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC 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 EVGA SC Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 94% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 901 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 685 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 43% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
33 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition was released on 22 Mar 2012

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
144 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
36 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
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1552 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
198.7GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1058 MHz
Boost Clock
1124 MHz
Power
Max Power
195 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 38 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC 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 EVGA SC Edition features increased core and memory clocks, from 1006MHz to 1058MHz and from 6008MHz to 6208MHz, respectively, which will undoubtedly give a performance boost, increasing the Textel/Pixel Fill Rate but also increasing the Memory Bandwidth. The "Boost Clock" was also increased and can now attain some whooping 1124MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% boost in performance when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 680.
A GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Plus Edition will also be released with increased cooling to raise even more the "Boost Clock".


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GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 99%
Red Dead Redemption 2 17% 45%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21% 45%
Halo: Reach 80% 54%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 99%
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 99%
Borderlands 3 7% 53%
FIFA 20 44% 23%
Death Stranding 11% 99%
Need For Speed Heat 19% 45%
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this or galaxy edition im buying soon so please reply

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Go for the Galaxy Edition. Not because of the doubled frame buffer, but because of the higher clocked Central unit, which will give net you better FPS than the increase Bandwidth due to the OC'd memory on this one would ;D

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thanks galaxy would max crysis 3 right

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On 1680x1050 Most likely yeah, probably with Aliasing turned down a bit ;)

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Hello! i have a little question! I am gonna upgrade my current GFX (GTX 560 TI). I do have 2 PCI slots, Should i use both (if that's even possible), or replace the 560? And do i have to worry more about temperatures when i use both?

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nobody?

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It's not possible to use two different GPUs together so you will just have to replace the 560.

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Yes, jdsjoel is right.

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my 680 DIRECT CU II is better than this :)

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still I like EVGA more :-D

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this or galaxy edition of this card

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should i get this or overclocked 680 gigabyte edition

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any idea how long the card will last?

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at least 2-3 years i think ( and hope )

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Sounds about right.

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I am the proud owner of this card, and let me say it just smokes anything I throw at it. Without V-sync on to steady the frame rate, I get 80 FPS on Battlefield 3, 70+ FPS on Arkham City, The Witcher 2, and Max Payne 3, and even in the high 40s on Metro 2033 with everything cranked. I might get another and go SLI next year when the prices drop. Right now they're over $600, and the performance boost I would see with SLI isn't worth that much money.

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Hi. That is good to know! I thought you had a laptop with a 675M though!

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High 40s on Metro 2033? I get 40 with everything maxed (no AA)… :S

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All AMD's GPUs get better FPS with Metro 2033 than the average NVIDIA. It's better driver support.

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Oh… And again I learned something new ;)
Thanks, darling :)

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Sure sugar babe!

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Pip, then Y U hate AMD?

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Is there anywhere I say I hate AMD? lol

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lol, everybody knows that. :P Ask anyone, even your wife! ;)

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Now you have SLI Greg :D

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Pip: I returned the laptop for a refund and ended up building a custom system. Ultimately, for the money, the custom built desktop was a much better investment for longevity's sake. The 675M was a very slick mobile GPU, but the GTX 680 just rips it apart. I didn't want to be without a laptop, so I got a simple i3-based Asus 14" which is MUCH easier to transport around. Plus, it's good enough to play some of my favorite old (read: very low system requirements) Steam games like Soldiers: Heroes of WWII, Half-Life, Morrowind, and Max Payne 1. So, I can still play some great games while I'm out of the house, and I have a total fire-breathing desktop at home that eases through the modern, high-end games.

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yup now that rig i will kill anything good thinking

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Actually it seems that going sli for GTX 680 gives a huge boost in terms of performance:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_680_sli_review,1.html
You got the same setup as me, I'm planning to do the same as you and go dual GTX 680 down the line once my current setup won't harvest me smooth gameplay anymore.

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!$%£in awesome!!!

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yeah it $#%^*in awesome…….

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