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 1.79 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GT 520M's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
8.83
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF108
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
5 January 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$59.99
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$59.99
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
48
 
Core clock speed
672 MHz
 
Transistor count
585 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
12 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
5.9 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
129.02 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 specs

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 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

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
 

Video card benchmarks 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
1.76
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
502.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
2280.00
 
 
Passmark
380
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
4
 
 

Mining hashrate

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

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GT 520M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
26.35
 
medium / 768p
17.60
 
high / 768p
11.45
 
Just Cause 2 (2010)
ultra / 1080p
6.12
 
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
low / 600p
45.19
 
medium / 768p
28.41
 
high / 1024p
19.68
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
61.70
 
medium / 768p
26.95
 
high / 768p
15.10
 
ultra / 1080p
3.85
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
68.80
 
medium / 768p
27.75
 
high / 768p
16.35
 
ultra / 1080p
3.95
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p
197.75
 
medium / 768p
68.45
 
high / 1024p
23.80
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 520M from AMD is Radeon HD 7420G, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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