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 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 1.33 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GT 520's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.86
 
Architecture
Fermi 2.0
 
Code name
GF119
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
13 April 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$59
 
Price now
$75
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

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
 
CUDA cores
48
 
Core clock speed
1620 MHz
 
Transistor count
292 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
29 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
102 °C
 
Texture fill rate
6.5 billion/sec
 
Floating-point performance
155.52 gflops
 

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)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

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 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz (DDR3)
 
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
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.
DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.2
 

Benchmark 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

1.33

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

380

Passmark

289

Mining hashrates

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
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GT 520 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 520 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 520 from AMD is Radeon HD 7450A, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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