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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 253 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

A GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition card at 1080p is seeing a weak frame rate when running Resident Evil 8 on Ultra - 4 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Far Cry 6 which is 0 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular FIFA 22 performs on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 59 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition ran Resident Evil 8 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 7 FPS, Medium: 6 FPS, High: 4 FPS and Ultra: 3 FPS. Another game tested was Far Cry 6, L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on FIFA 22, which returned L: 118FPS, M: 93FPS, H: 62FPS, U: 45FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition 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 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 48% better performance and can run 625 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 311 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition was released on 01 Dec 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
149 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
37 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
1552MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
198.7GB/sec
L2 Cache
512
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1097 MHz
Boost Clock
1163 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
2.5
Approved

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Signature 2 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 EVGA SC Signature 2 Edition features increased core and memory clocks, from 1006MHz to 1097MHz and from 6008MHz to 6208MHz (effective) while the "Boost Clock" was is now of 1163MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7.5% boost in performance when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 680.

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