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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 258 games in the list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition is predicted to run Grand Theft Auto VI with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to FIFA 22 which is predicted to get good results, where it averages 60 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Resident Evil 8, which is running at 5 frames per second.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game researched was FIFA 22 with predictions of L: 120FPS, M: 94FPS, H: 64FPS, U: 45FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Resident Evil 8, which returned L: 10FPS, M: 8FPS, H: 5FPS, U: 4FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 45% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 633 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 20% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 312 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
38 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition was released on 01 Aug 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB 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
4096MB
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
1110 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
2.5
Approved

GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680.
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.
On the other hand, the frame buffer was doubled to 4GB which might be useful in certain circumstances but overall does not change its performance considerably. Benchmarks indicate a 9% 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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