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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 204 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition can run Battlefield 2042 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Far Cry 6 returns a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Battlefield 2042 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Far Cry 6 running on GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition which gets L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Forza Horizon 5 gets L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition in your PC? We think this GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition? 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 59% better and can run 616 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. This PC hardware upgrade performs 31% better and can run 309 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition was released on 01 May 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition
GPU
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)
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
4096MB
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
1006 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 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
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
20
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GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Zotac 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 Zotac 4GB Edition's frame buffer was increased from 2GB to 4GB which is proved - does not benefit this GPU's performance and so it performs like the reference card.

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