NVIDIA Quadro M520: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro M520

Summary

This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers.

Power consumption is at 25 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 9.66 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Quadro M520's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Type
Mobile workstation
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

Quadro M520's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro M520's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
756 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1019 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
25 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M520'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.
Laptop size
medium sized
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro M520: 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory bandwidth
40 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Quadro M520. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Stereo
+
 
nView Display Management
+
 
Optimus
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Quadro M520, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
Shader Model
5.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro M520. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
9.46
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
166193.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
13394.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2139.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
2342.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
2658.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
11278.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
27.90
 
 
Passmark
1517
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Quadro M520 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
0.60
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
91.61
At recommended settings
67.42
New games support
49
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
38.10
 
medium / 1080p
14.30
 
high / 1080p
12.00
 
ultra / 1080p
3.60
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
84.00
 
medium / 1080p
40.00
 
high / 1080p
22.10
 
ultra / 1080p
6.60
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
56.40
 
medium / 768p
43.90
 
high / 1080p
33.00
 
ultra / 1080p
28.20
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
50.80
 
medium / 768p
30.40
 
high / 1080p
15.20
 
ultra / 1080p
11.70
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
27.20
 
medium / 768p
21.00
 
high / 1080p
11.60
 
ultra / 1080p
5.30
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
46.00
 
medium / 1080p
20.00
 
high / 1080p
18.00
 
ultra / 1080p
12.00
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
30.00
 
medium / 768p
21.50
 
high / 1080p
13.30
 
ultra / 1080p
11.70
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
52.20
 
medium / 768p
31.80
 
high / 1080p
14.80
 
ultra / 1080p
11.20
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
72.20
 
medium / 768p
52.50
 
high / 1080p
21.30
 
ultra / 1080p
17.30
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
94.50
 
medium / 768p
60.10
 
high / 1080p
31.80
 
ultra / 1080p
22.80
 
4k / 2160p
8.10
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
188.10
 
medium / 768p
97.90
 
high / 768p
59.50
 
ultra / 1080p
28.80
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro M520 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro M520 from AMD is FirePro M8900, which is faster by 9% and higher by 18 positions in our rating.

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