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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition
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.
FPS System Benchmark
38 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Gigabyte SO 2GB Edition was released on 01 Aug 2012
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)
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
1550MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
198.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
512
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
25
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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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