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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB 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 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

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? 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 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 82% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 852 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which is 49% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 789 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
38 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition is released on 01 Aug 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
154 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 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
1550 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
198.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1137 MHz
Boost Clock
1202 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
600 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB 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 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition features overclocking out of the box in the core-clock that was raised from 1006MHz to 1137MHz (1202MHz, in Turbo). On the other hand, the operating memory clock was increased to 1550MHz. A new cooling system and a custom board called Ultra Durable VGA+ is also featured.
Benchmarks indicate a 9% boost in performance when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 680.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
46%
RAM
11GB
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GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition Extras
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