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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

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 2021. 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 212 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? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

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 4GB which is 59% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 625 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 311 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition was released on 22 May 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
135 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
34 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
4096MB
Memory Speed
1502MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
512
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1006 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
Power
Max Power
195 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 38 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
2.1
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GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 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 Gainward 2GB Edition has no improvements and so it performs like the reference card.

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