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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 SLI run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 680 SLI graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. GeForce GTX 680 SLI is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 680 SLI is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This graphics hardware can run 703 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 680 SLI is running Borderlands 3 and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 48 frames per second. Comparing this to Planet Zoo which is getting playable results, where it averages 32 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is FIFA 20, which is running at 133 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Borderlands 3 to see how the GeForce GTX 680 SLI dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 96 FPS, Medium: 75 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 36 FPS. Next we looked at Planet Zoo which was weak with a 24 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at FIFA 20 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 101. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 680 SLI is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

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? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 680 SLI

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 SLI? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 680 SLI? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 895 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 31% increased graphics performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 40% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 SLI is released on 01 Mar 2012

GeForce GTX 680 SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
271 GTexel/s
ROPs
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
3072
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
-
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.2
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
384.5GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
4
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1006 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
Power
Max Power
390 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 680 SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 44% 1%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 36%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 1%
Halo: Reach 86% 69%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 39% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 36%
Borderlands 3 36% 5%
FIFA 20 62% 47%
Death Stranding 39% 36%
Need For Speed Heat 44% 1%
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I'd change the recommended resolution to 1440/1600p resolution. that combo is wayy too overkill for a 1080p res.

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yeah you'r right!!! gtx 680sli can play any games on 1440p with high settings

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I'm 8% better ?!?!?! haha

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Im 1% better than you :) altough in reality your SLI config blows a gtx 780 out of the water :)

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But let's not forget , you're one 780 away from a serious GPU configuration :D

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Yeah :) But my Cpu cant hold up with Sli of Overclocked 780 Classified(s) :) It barerly hold up with one :P

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How the heck is my SLI 2% better than the one on this page? lol

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2009 vs 2012 and gtx 680 is only 26% better than mine

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Yeah well what about power consumption also the 5800 and 5900 are still bad ass gpus and you have two gpus and the 680 is one what about the 690.

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That is a very unfair comparison. 5970 is a dual graphics GPU of two 5870. GTX 680 SLI is two GTX 680. To make a fair comparison, you would have to compare either one of yours only or GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI or GeForce GTX 690 SLI :D

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yeah you are right
but still 2009 rocks !

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Awsum card with awsum bandwidth

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