Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 SLI

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 SLI
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 680 SLI is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680 SLI is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 680 SLI game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 451 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 680 SLI performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Forza Horizon 5 and predict it will deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 139 FPS, Medium: 109 FPS, High: 74 FPS and Ultra: 53 FPS. We proceeded to look at Battlefield 2042 to see how that compared and predict that it will return a playable 27 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 680 SLI at 1440p and researched how Forza Horizon 5 might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 106 FPS, Medium: 83 FPS, High: 56 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. We then checked out Battlefield 2042 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 53FPS, M: 42FPS, H: 28FPS, U: 20FPS. And another popular game was Dying Light 2 with predictions of L: 53FPS, M: 42FPS, H: 28FPS, U: 20FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 680 SLI is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 SLI in your PC? This GeForce GTX 680 SLI 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 SLI? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 59% better performance and can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 SLI would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which meets 967 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 51% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
The GeForce GTX 680 SLI was released on 01 Mar 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 SLI
Kepler GK104-400-A2 (x2)
Texture Rate
271 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1006 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
Max Power
390 Watts
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official

GeForce GTX 680 SLI Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 680 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce GTX 680 to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to around 60% better than a single GeForce GTX 680 performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce GTX 680. Expect this combination to draw up to 390 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.

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