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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition
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.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition was released on 01 May 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
147 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
37 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
1552MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
198.7GB/sec
L2 Cache
512
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1084 MHz
Boost Clock
1150 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
24
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GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 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 EVGA SC Edition features increased core and memory clocks, from 1006MHz to 1084MHz and from 6008MHz to 6208MHz, respectively, which will undoubtedly give a performance boost, increasing the Textel/Pixel Fill Rate but also increasing the Memory Bandwidth. The "Boost Clock" was also increased and can now attain some whooping 1150MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% boost in performance when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 680.

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