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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition. 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 2021. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 241 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition shows us that FIFA 22 is predicted to get a reasonable result of 57 FPS, and then we are seeing Battlefield 2042 predicted to return a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Back 4 Blood which is predicted to get 33 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Battlefield 2042 on the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Back 4 Blood which we predicted will be playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 25 FPS. Finally we then took a look at FIFA 22 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 43 FPS. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC 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 Gigabyte OC Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 52% better and can meet 634 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 26% better performance and can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
33 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition was released on 01 Apr 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
146 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
36 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.2
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048MB
Memory Speed
1502MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
512
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1071 MHz
Boost Clock
1137 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
550 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
2.4
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GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte OC 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 Gigabyte OC Edition features an increase core-clock that was raised from 1006MHz to 1071MHz while the "Boost Clock" can now attain some whooping 1137MHz. A new cooling system is also available.
Benchmarks indicate a 3,5% boost in performance when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 680.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.

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