10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.
GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.
Game performance for the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 188 games in the list.
With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition can run Far Cry 6 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Resident Evil 8 returns a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
We move on to 1440p, and tested Far Cry 6 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Next we have Resident Evil 8 running on GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition which gets L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition, this is the wrong choice for PC gaming.How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition in your PC?
We think this GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered. Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
which is 64% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 716 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 31% better and can meet 300 of their recommended requirements.