10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 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 quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 247 games in todays list.
Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Days Gone getting 26 FPS with the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition, Resident Evil 8 getting 4 FPS and Far Cry 6 getting 0 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 EVGA SC Signature Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Days Gone where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 51 FPS, Medium: 40 FPS, High: 27 FPS and Ultra: 19 FPS. We added Resident Evil 8 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 3 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Far Cry 6 which got 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition running at 1440p is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition in your PC?
This GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition 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 EVGA SC Signature Edition?
A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
which meets 616 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 48% better performance. 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 22% better and can run 309 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.