NVIDIA GRID K520: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GRID K520
NVIDIA GRID K520
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 745 MHz
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2013
Performance 11.59

Summary

NVIDIA started GRID K520 sales 23 July 2013 at a recommended price of $3,599. This is Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 225 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

11.59%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GRID K520's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating362
Value for money7.61
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameGK104
Market segmentWorkstation
Release date23 July 2013 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,599
Price now$160 (0x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GRID K520's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GRID K520's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1536of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed745 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors3,540 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)225 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate95.36of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance2x 2,448 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GRID K520's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GRID K520: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth160.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GRID K520. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by GRID K520, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA3.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GRID K520. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GRID K520 11.59
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  • Octane Render OctaneBench

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GRID K520 3399

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

GRID K520 40

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GRID K520. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 76 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GRID K520 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GRID K520 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GRID K520 from AMD is FirePro W5000, which is slower by 10% and lower by 31 positions in our rating.

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Recommended processors

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