Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2021 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 217 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 0 FPS, and then we are seeing Forza Horizon 5 predicted to return a playable 28 FPS while another game on our list is the Back 4 Blood which is predicted to get 30 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Forza Horizon 5 and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 55 FPS, Medium: 44 FPS, High: 29 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. We added Back 4 Blood to our research and predict it will be weak with a 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition, this is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

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? 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 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB 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 634 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 as this is better than 312 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 31% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 PNY XLR8 Enthusiast 4GB Edition was released on 23 Apr 2012
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)
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
2.1
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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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