10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
The GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC 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.
Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor 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 207 games in the list.
The GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC Edition graphics card is returning a reasonable performance on FIFA 22 at 1080p of 57 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Battlefield 2042 which we saw got weak frame rates of 0 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Dying Light 2, which was getting 0 FPS under tests.
People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at FIFA 22 where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 114 FPS, Medium: 90 FPS, High: 60 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. We added Battlefield 2042 to our tests and saw it was weak with a 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Dying Light 2 which got 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC Edition we get the impression that it 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 Twin Frozr OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC 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 Twin Frozr OC Edition is part of your PC gaming machine. Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr OC Edition?
A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
, which has 59% better performance and can run 721 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5300
, which has 27% better performance and can run 303 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.