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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition

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

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

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition game hardware review looks 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 258 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Dying Light 2 with 0 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Back 4 Blood which we predict will get a playable 36 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition by researching Dying Light 2 leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Back 4 Blood which is predicted to get playable results with a 27FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition PC gaming is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 45% more powerful and can run 633 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300, which has 20% better performance and can run 312 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
38 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition was released on 01 May 2012
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK104-400-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
151 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
38 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
1110 MHz
Boost Clock
1176 MHz
Power
Max Power
195 Watts
PSU
550 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
2.5
Approved

GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 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 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.

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