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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition

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3.1
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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition run games
5 Jun 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB 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 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 866 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 102% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 59% more powerful and can run 703 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition was released on 23 Apr 2012

GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB 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)
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
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 680, created by PNY.


Overclock: Central Unit
None.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 4GB of Memory are needed - such as 4K Gaming, a Large Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 680.


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GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
51%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Valorant 94% 85%
Cyberpunk 2077 7% 107%
Call of Duty Warzone 18% 51%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41% 130%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 7% 107%
Doom Eternal 54% 54%
Minecraft: Dungeons 31% 59%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 42% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 41% 41%
Death Stranding 7% 107%
GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition Extras
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