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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition

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

The GeForce GTX 680 Lightning 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 is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 248 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Dying Light 2 will get 0 FPS with the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition, Resident Evil 8 getting 2 FPS and Back 4 Blood predicted to get 33 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Dying Light 2 and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added Resident Evil 8 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 1 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Back 4 Blood leading us to predict 25 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition, this is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 51% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 633 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, as it can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 25% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
34 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition was released on 01 Jun 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
151 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 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
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
1176 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
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 Lightning Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Lightning 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 Lightning Edition features an increased core-clock that was raised from 1006MHz to 1110MHz while the "Boost Clock" can now attain some whooping 1176MHz. A new cooling system is also available.
Benchmarks indicate a 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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