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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 194 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Forza Horizon 5 getting 0 FPS with the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition, Dying Light 2 getting 0 FPS and Far Cry 6 getting 0 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition ran Forza Horizon 5 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was Dying Light 2, L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Far Cry 6, which returned L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition running at 1440p is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 64% better and can meet 725 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300 which is 31% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 304 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
29 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition was released on 07 Nov 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 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 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
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
225 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
19
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GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 680 Asus DirectCU II 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 680, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB. This would prove useful in a few circumstances because some modern 3D Games require 4GB of Memory for Textures.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 4GB of Memory are needed - such as 1600p Gaming, a Larger Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.

Cooling Solution
DirectCU II: DirectCU thermal design utilizes direct contact copper heatpipes so heat is dissipated efficiently, delivering a 20% cooler and vastly quieter performance than reference..

Performance
Benchmarks indicate no performance over the reference GeForce GTX 680.

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