10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.
GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.
We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 250 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.
Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is running Forza Horizon 5 and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 5 frames per second. Comparing this to Far Cry 6 which is getting weak results, where it averages 0 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Star Citizen, which is predicted to run at 32 frames per second.
We move on to 1440p, and tested Forza Horizon 5 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 10 FPS, Medium: 8 FPS, High: 5 FPS and Ultra: 4 FPS. Next we have Far Cry 6 running on GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition which gets L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Star Citizen is predicted to get L: 63FPS, M: 50FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition running at 1440p is the wrong choice for PC gaming.How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB 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 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB
which is 45% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 616 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, which is 20% more powerful and can run 309 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.