NVIDIA GeForce GT 520: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 520 sales 13 April 2011 at a recommended price of $59. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB (DDR3) of DDR3 memory clocked at 900 MHz (DDR3) are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 14.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 5.7" (14.5 cm). No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 29 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.74 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GT 520's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
13.51
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF119
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
13 April 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$59
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$59.99
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GT 520's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 520's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
48
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
48
 
Core clock speed
1620 MHz
 
Transistor count
292 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
29 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
102 °C
 
Texture fill rate
6.5 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
155.52 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 520'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).
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
5.7" (14.5 cm)
 
Height
2.7" (6.9 cm)
 
Width
1-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 520: 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
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB (DDR3)
 
of 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz (DDR3)
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 520.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
Display Connectors
Dual Link DVI-IHDMIVGA (optional)
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 520. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CUDA
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 520, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
4.2
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 520. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
2.70
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
39323.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
520.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
935.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
3731.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
382.22
 
 
Passmark
367
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
380
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 520. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
10 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
3 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 520 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 520 from AMD is Radeon HD 5570, which is slower by 4% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

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