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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
20 Jun 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 107 games in the list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is running Resident Evil 3 Remake and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 36 frames per second. Comparing this to Valorant which is getting strong results, where it averages 382 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Call of Duty Warzone, which is running at 25 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Resident Evil 3 Remake to see how the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 72 FPS, Medium: 57 FPS, High: 38 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. Next we looked at Valorant which was strong with a 291 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Call of Duty Warzone that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 19. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is a very strong choice of graphics cards at higher resolution gaming. 4K gaming with this graphics card is certainly something that can be achieved across a number of the latest games and still achieve good graphics settings at those resolutions. Ultra 1440p is also a regular occurrence with this gpu.

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? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 79% better and can meet 860 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB, as it can run 800 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 44% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition is released on 01 Oct 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
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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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GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 9% 83%
Call of Duty Warzone 28% 33%
Valorant 95% 87%
Grand Theft Auto VI 25% 104%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 18% 83%
Doom Eternal 36% 36%
Death Stranding 20% 41%
Marvel's Avengers 18% 83%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 25% 25%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 48% 28%
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 2GB SOC Edition Extras
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