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NVIDIA GeForce GT 520: specs and benchmarks
NVIDIA started GeForce GT 520 sales 13 April 2011 at a recommended price of $59 . This is a Fermi 2.0 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 single 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 0.79% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about GeForce GT 520: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||1073|
|Value for money||0.01|
|Architecture||Fermi 2.0 (2010−2014)|
|GPU code name||GF119|
|Release date||13 April 2011 (12 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$59|
|Current price||$88 (1.5x MSRP)||of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)|
GeForce GT 520's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores||48||of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Core clock speed||810 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Number of transistors||292 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||40 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||29 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Maximum GPU temperature||102 °C|
|Texture fill rate||6.5 billion/sec||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
|Floating-point performance||155.52 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GT 520 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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)|
|Supplementary power connectors||None|
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 520: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||1 GB (DDR3)||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||64 Bit||of 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)|
|Memory clock speed||900 MHz (DDR3)||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||14.4 GB/s||of 3276 (Aldebaran)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 520. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||Dual Link DVI-IHDMIVGA (optional)|
|Multi monitor support||+|
|Maximum VGA resolution||2048x1536|
|Audio input for HDMI||Internal|
APIs supported by GeForce GT 520, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||4.2||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GT 520. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.
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.
Benchmark coverage: 25%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.
Benchmark coverage: 14%
GeekBench 5 OpenCL
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.
Benchmark coverage: 9%
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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|
Let's see how good GeForce GT 520 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.
GeForce GT 520's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GT 520 is Cedar, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our ranking.
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