10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.
This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.
What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2023 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 188 games in the list.
With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition can run Dying Light 2 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 22 returns a reasonable 55 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition ran Dying Light 2 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 110FPS, M: 86FPS, H: 58FPS, U: 42FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Days Gone, which returned L: 41FPS, M: 33FPS, H: 22FPS, U: 16FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition in your PC?
There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine. Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
which is 64% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 716 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 680 WinFast 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, which is 31% more powerful and can run 300 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.