Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI

GD Rating

Check Prices
How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI run games
17 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 680 Quad 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 Quad SLI is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI is at running the more popular games of 2021. 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 691 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI can run Total War: Warhammer 3 at 1080p and predict it will return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 135 FPS, Medium: 106 FPS, High: 71 FPS and Ultra: 51 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Days Gone is predicted to return a reasonable 51 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI by researching Total War: Warhammer 3 leading us to predict a playable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 103FPS, M: 81FPS, H: 54FPS, U: 39FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Days Gone and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 39 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Star Citizen which is predicted to get playable results with a 42FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 780 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 22% better performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 31% better performance and can run 904 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
The GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI is released on 01 Mar 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI
Kepler GK104-400-A2 (x4) (x4)
Texture Rate
542 GTexel/s
32 (x4)
Pixel Rate
135 GPixel/s
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star empty star
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
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
780 Watts
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
- -
GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI is a solution of four 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 115% 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 780 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.

Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
Graphics Card
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 36% 27%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 48% 27%
Grand Theft Auto VI 14% 38%
Days Gone 25% 7%
Biomutant 43% 6%
Battlefield 6 43% 27%
Far Cry 6 14% 41%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 38% 60%
Star Citizen 14% 14%
Total War: Warhammer 3 44% 3%
GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI Extras
View Compatible Hardware PC Builder