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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

How well will the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This graphics hardware can run 252 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition can run Days Gone at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Dying Light 2 returns a weak 1 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Days Gone on the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 59FPS, M: 47FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Dying Light 2 which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 1 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Battlefield 2042 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which meets 725 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 45% better performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 104% better and can meet 960 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition was released on 01 Oct 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
162 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
41 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
2048MB
Memory Speed
1502MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
512
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
3
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1202 MHz
Boost Clock
1267 MHz
Power
Max Power
195 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 38 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
25
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GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition features an increased core-clock that was raised from 1006MHz to 1202MHz while the "Boost Clock" can now attain 1267MHz. A triple fan cooling system is also available.
The changes are impressive but there are no benchmarks available and so this GPU's rank is predicted.
It's worth mentioning this GPU does not offer any DVI Ports.

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