NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 520M sales 5 January 2011 at a recommended price of $59.99. This is Fermi architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 0.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 12 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.30 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GT 520M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.87
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF108
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
5 January 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$59.99
 
Price now
$30
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce GT 520M'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 520M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
48
 
CUDA cores
48
 
Core clock speed
672 MHz
 
Transistor count
585 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
12 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
5.9 billion/sec
 
Floating-point performance
129.02 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 520M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 520M: 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
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 520M. 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
No outputs
 

Technologies

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

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 520M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 520M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

1.30

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

502

3DMark Vantage Performance

2280

Passmark

282

Octane Render OctaneBench

4

Mining hashrates

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

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GT 520M 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 520M performance compared to its nearest competitors.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 520M from AMD is Radeon HD 6370M, which is slower by 2% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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