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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition, Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz, 8GB performance review

A PC gaming machine that puts together a Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition GPU and 8GB system memory will be able to play 218 games from the top 1000 recommended requirements. The PC could increase the number of games it can run at recommended requirements to 302 if it upgraded its bottleneck component, the Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz.

This PC’s performance can be benchmarked against todays most popular game, Red Dead Redemption 2. To summarise, you may be toying with the idea that a 1440p resolution could be achieved with this GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition graphics card, but in so doing you would have to drop the graphics settings to pretty Low according to our assessment. But let the Red Dead Redemption 2 frame rate numbers decide and guide. 1080p Medium 50 FPS, 1080p High setting: 34 FPS, 1080p Ultra setting: 24 FPS, 1440p Low setting: 48 FPS, 1440p Medium setting: 38 FPS. Our Low vs Ultra analysis tells us that you would be better placed running this at 1080p, but at least you could still tinker with graphics settings for 1440p to perhaps be passable?

2nd most popular game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - In summary, here we are looking at a GPU that can only really run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at small laptop size screen resolutions. As for graphics settings, low vs ultra, we suggest around Medium to high at best for the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition.

3rd most popular game: Halo: Reach - To summarise, with this graphics card you do not need concern yourself too much regarding Halo: Reach frame rates. Because Ultra graphics setting can be turned on across all resolutions up to 4K quite comfortably.We are seeing 4K getting 43 FPS, 1440p will get 73 frame rate and if you are interested then 1080p gaming can get 96 FPS. Based around the GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Edition launch price, we calculate the cost per frame at different resolutions. 1080p Ultra frames will cost $0, 1440p frames cost $0 each and then the 4K costs $0 per frame.

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