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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB 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. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 337 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Red Dead Redemption 2 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 67 FPS, Medium: 53 FPS, High: 36 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. We proceeded to look at Planet Zoo to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 4 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 51 FPS, Medium: 40 FPS, High: 27 FPS and Ultra: 19 FPS. We added Planet Zoo to our tests and saw it was weak with a 3 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Need For Speed Heat which got 19 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB 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 FTW 4GB Edition ? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 86% more powerful and can run 897 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. 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 39% better and can run 686 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition is released on 01 May 2012

GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
139 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
35 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
1084 MHz
Power
Max Power
195 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 38 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB 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 FTW 4GB Edition features an increase core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1084MHz and the turbo boost was raised to 1150MHz. 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 not increasing the performance very significantly.
Benchmarks indicate a 7.5% performance boost when compared to the reference card.


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GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 20% 41%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 93%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24% 41%
Death Stranding 13% 93%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 93%
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 93%
Halo: Reach 80% 55%
Need For Speed Heat 21% 41%
Planet Zoo 25% 51%
Borderlands 3 9% 49%
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FTW Edition LOL

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