NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX vs 610M

General info

Comparison of GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Fermi
Code name
N12P-GVR
 
N13M-GE
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
30 May 2011
 
6 December 2011

Technical specs

GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M'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 520MX and GeForce 610M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
48
 
48
CUDA cores
48
 
48
Core clock speed
900 MHz
 
672 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
900 MHz
Transistor count
292 million
 
292 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
20 Watt
 
12 Watt
Texture fill rate
7.2 billion/sec
 
no data
Floating-point performance
172.8 gflops
 
129.02 gflops
Video decoders
no data
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M 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.
Bus support
no data
 
PCI Express 2.0
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M: 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
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64bit
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M. 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
 
No outputs
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
Up to 2048x1536

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Optimus
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
no data
DirectCompute
+
 
no data
Verde Drivers
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
12 API
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
OpenCL
1.1
 
1.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GT 520MX 1.38 +8.7%
GeForce 610M 1.27

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GT 520MX 597 +17.5%
GeForce 610M 508

3DMark Vantage Performance

GT 520MX 2620 +18.6%
GeForce 610M 2210

Passmark

GT 520MX 300 +8.7%
GeForce 610M 276

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
15 Mh/s +54.6%
 
9.7 Mh/s −54.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GT 520MX and GeForce 610M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX

8.7% faster in synthetic tests
Verde Drivers
DirectCompute
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
DirectX11
OpenGL 4.1
DirectX 11
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 610M

Somewhat newer (6 December 2011 vs 30 May 2011)
Less power hungry (12 vs 20 watts)
DirectX 12
HDMI

So, GT 520MX or 610M?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX and NVIDIA GeForce 610M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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