NVIDIA GRID K520: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GRID K520

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. 2x 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 2x 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 2x 160.0 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-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 3.53 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GRID K520's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
Code name
GK104
 
Type
Workstation
 
Release date
23 July 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,599
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

GRID K520's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
2x 1536
 
Core clock speed
745 MHz
 
Transistor count
3,540 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
225 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
2x 102.0 GTexel / s billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
2x 2,448 gflops
 
of 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2x 4 GB
 
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
2x 160.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GRID K520.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by GRID K520, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Video card benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

3.53

Octane Render OctaneBench

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 FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GRID K520
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GRID K520
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GRID K520
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GRID K520
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GRID K520
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GRID K520
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GRID K520
minimum GeForce 8600 GT
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GRID K520
recommended GeForce 6600
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GRID K520
recommended GeForce 8800 GT
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GRID K520 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GRID K520
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Relative perfomance

Overall GRID K520 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GRID K520 from AMD is FirePro V4900, which is slower by 4% and lower by 10 positions in our rating.

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