10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP 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 Direct CU II TOP 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. 232 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.
With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP can run FIFA 22 at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 154 FPS, Medium: 122 FPS, High: 82 FPS and Ultra: 59 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Far Cry 6 returns a weak 0 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 Direct CU II TOP to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at FIFA 22 where it was reasonable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 118 FPS, Medium: 93 FPS, High: 62 FPS and Ultra: 45 FPS. We added Far Cry 6 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Forza Horizon 5 which got 3 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP in your PC?
This GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP 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 Direct CU II TOP?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
which is 53% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 716 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
which meets 300 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 22% better performance.