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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
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 Lightning 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

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? This GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition graphics card has reached the end of its ability to run games released today. If you have it in your gaming PC then it’s time to upgrade your graphics solution.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 89% better performance and can run 825 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which meets 758 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 54% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
34 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition is released on 01 Jun 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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8.6
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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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GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
64%
RAM
12GB
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GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition Extras
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