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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition

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3.4
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How well can the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. 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 Galaxy Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 128 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition can run Mafia 2: Definitive Edition at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 71 FPS, Medium: 56 FPS, High: 38 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Mafia: Definitive Edition is predicted to return a playable 27 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Mafia 2: Definitive Edition which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 54 FPS, Medium: 43 FPS, High: 29 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. Next we have Mafia: Definitive Edition running on GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition which is predicted to get L: 54FPS, M: 43FPS, H: 29FPS, U: 21FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Call of Duty Warzone gets L: 44FPS, M: 35FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 17FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition running at 1440p is not going to be able to keep stable frame rates at all times at Ultra 1440p on modern games.

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? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 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 Galaxy Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy 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 85% better performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which is 45% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 704 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
38 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is released on 01 May 2012

GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
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
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
Resolution Performance
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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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GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
38%
RAM
11GB
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Doom Eternal 41% 41%
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GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition Extras
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