GTX 680 with Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

For the most part, the GTX 680 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 680 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. This combination between GTX 680 and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 680 and Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 680 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 GTX 680 with Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Price $ 485.0
Year 2012
Maximum Recorded Temperature 84C
Max Fan Noise 57.2dB
Recommended Power Supply 545W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz ($199.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 58.9 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 43.1 FPS
Average 4K Performance 22.1 FPS
Memory 2 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 8.5
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 11.6
4K Cost Per Frame $ 22.6
Series GTX 680
Overall Combination Score 52/100 Acceptable

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37.0 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
42.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
33.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
30.9 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
33.3 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
32.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37.1 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42.8 FPS
2017 For Honor
57.1 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
40.5 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
49.0 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
14.0 FPS
2016 Hitman
26.3 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
31.0 FPS
2016 The Division
34.1 FPS
2016 Overwatch
57.4 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
29.5 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
62.1 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37.8 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
31.3 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
28.3 FPS
2015 Rocket League
166.6 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
46.2 FPS
2015 Project CARS
44.3 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
69.9 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
47.6 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
45.8 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
75.9 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
35.2 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
65.7 FPS
2014 Thief
48.0 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
81.0 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
37.4 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
45.2 FPS
2013 GRID 2
82.9 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
52.7 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
48.1 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
55.4 FPS
2012 DiRT: Showdown
71.6 FPS
2012 Far Cry 3
44.7 FPS
2012 Hitman: Absolution
44.7 FPS
2012 Sleeping Dogs
82.5 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
114.2 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
134.5 FPS
2011 Portal 2
237.5 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
97.8 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
103.0 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
136.1 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
65.0 FPS
2010 Civilization V
81.7 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
59.0 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
126.2 FPS
2009 League of Legends
214.2 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
50.2 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
31.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
21.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
22.8 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
23.3 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23.8 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
30.9 FPS
2017 For Honor
33.3 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
28.6 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
44.3 FPS
2016 Overwatch
39.9 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
25.2 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
24.3 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
17.9 FPS
2015 Rocket League
71.4 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
35.7 FPS
2015 Project CARS
33.8 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
52.1 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
32.6 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
31.2 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
56.0 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
22.5 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
45.7 FPS
2014 Thief
31.2 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
51.6 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
23.8 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
42.4 FPS
2013 GRID 2
58.7 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
36.4 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
29.3 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
34.9 FPS
2012 DiRT: Showdown
51.8 FPS
2012 Far Cry 3
45.5 FPS
2012 Hitman: Absolution
50.6 FPS
2012 Sleeping Dogs
25.7 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
95.2 FPS
2011 DiRT 3
91.2 FPS
2011 Portal 2
160.4 FPS
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
88.2 FPS
2011 Batman: Arkham City
63.0 FPS
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
34.4 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
65.5 FPS
2010 Civilization V
62.1 FPS
2010 Metro: 2033
37.0 FPS
2010 Starcraft II
82.0 FPS
2009 League of Legends
119.0 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
31.3 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
13.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
11.9 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11.2 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13.3 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
21.4 FPS
2017 For Honor
16.7 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
23.8 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
37.1 FPS
2016 Overwatch
20.3 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
20.0 FPS
2015 Rocket League
33.3 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
23.8 FPS
2015 Project CARS
23.8 FPS
2014 Thief
25.7 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
33.8 FPS
2013 GRID 2
31.6 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
27.5 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
85.7 FPS
2009 League of Legends
47.6 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
29.7 FPS

GTX 680 Specifications

GTX 680 Board Design

Board NumberP2002
Length10 inches 254 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP195 W

GTX 680 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1058 MHz
GPU Clock1006 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

GTX 680 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 600
Launch Price499 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 22nd, 2012

GTX 680 Graphics Features

CUDA3
DirectX12.0 (11_0)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model5.1
Vulkan1.1.82

GTX 680 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureKepler
Die Size294 mm²
GPU NameGK104
GPU VariantGK104-400-A2
Process Size28 nm
Transistors3,540 million

GTX 680 Memory

Bandwidth192.3 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 680 Render Config

ROPs32
SMX Count8
Shading Units1536
TMUs128

GTX 680 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance3,250 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance135.4 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate33.86 GPixel/s
Texture Rate135.4 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

In GeForce GTX 680, each GPC has a dedicated raster engine and two SMX units. With a total of eight SMX units, the GeForce GTX 680 implementation has 1536 CUDA Cores. GeForce GTX 680’s memory subsystem was also completely revamped, resulting in dramatically higher memory clock speeds.
Nvidia finally unveils the first graphics card based on its the 28nm Kepler GPU, the GeForce GTX 680.
NVIDIA has also introduced new software features like adaptive V-Sync which will help reduce stutter and tearing in games, and the new anti-aliasing modes will make them look even prettier. Pricing of the GeForce GTX 680 is reasonable, with 9. When compared to AMD's 9 HD 7970, the GTX 680 is the clear winner.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 vs. AMD Radeon HD 7970 Technologies, Performance, Multimonitor Support Of the major rivalries in the technology industry, few get as heated as often as that of Nvidia and AMD.
Verdict So, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 is a pretty quick card then? Yes, and it also bodes well for the cards that are yet to come.
Nvidia finally unveils the first graphics card based on its the 28nm Kepler GPU, the GeForce GTX 680.
The GeForce GTX 680’s main features and specifications are listed in the table above. Before we get into the specifics of the card and it’s GPU, however, we want to direct your attention to a ...
NVIDIA claims that its new GTX 680 is the fastest and most power-efficient GPU ever made, offering significant performance improvements over its competition - and indeed its own range of current ...
Based on Nvidia's new Kepler architecture, the top-of-the-line GTX 680 delivers excellent frame rates and even better power usage.
Taken altogether, on paper GTX 680 has roughly 195% the shader performance, 260% the texture performance, 87% of the ROP performance, and 100% of the memory bandwidth of GTX 580.
NVIDIA has effectively extended their lead here, with a 4.8dB gap between the GTX 680 and the 7970, and an even larger 6.8dB gap between the GTX 680 and the GTX 580.

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