NVIDIA Quadro M520 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

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NVIDIA Quadro M520
NVIDIA Quadro M520
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  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 756
  • Max video memory 1GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5012 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 6600 XT
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1968
  • Max video memory 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 16000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 696$
Games supported 100%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA Quadro M520 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating46748
Value for moneyno data36.63
ArchitectureMaxwellNavi / RDNA2
GPU code nameGM108Navi 23
Market segmentMobile workstationDesktop
Release date13 January 2017 (5 years ago)30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$379
Price nowno data$696
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3842048
Core clock speed756 MHz1968 MHz
Boost clock speed1019 MHz2589 MHz
Number of transistorsno data11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)25 Watt160 Watt
Texture fill rate16.66331.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro M520 and Radeon RX 6600 XT 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). 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 sizemedium sizedno data
InterfaceMXM-A (3.0)PCIe 4.0 x8
Lengthno data190 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount1 GB8 GB
Memory bus width64 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed5012 MHz16000 MHz
Memory bandwidth40 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
HDMIno data+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

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3D Stereo+no data
nView Display Management+no data
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX1212.0 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model5.06.5
OpenGL4.54.6
OpenCL1.22.1
Vulkan1.1.1261.2
CUDA5.0no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Quadro M520 7.62
RX 6600 XT 58.83
+672%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Quadro M520 13394
RX 6600 XT 156297
+1067%
Quadro M520 2139
RX 6600 XT 25652
+1099%

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Quadro M520 2342
RX 6600 XT 28342
+1110%

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Quadro M520 2658
RX 6600 XT 39051
+1369%

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Quadro M520 11278
RX 6600 XT 88163
+682%

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Quadro M520 166193
RX 6600 XT 472371
+184%

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Quadro M520 2033
RX 6600 XT 15685
+672%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

1080p21
−538%
134
+538%
1440pno data79
4K12
−267%
44
+267%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 7.62 58.83
Novelty 13 January 2017 30 July 2021
Memory bus width 64 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 384 2048
Memory bandwidth 40 256
Chip lithography 28 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 25 Watt 160 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Quadro M520 is a mobile workstation card while Radeon RX 6600 XT is a desktop one.


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Competitors of Quadro M520 by AMD

The nearest Quadro M520's AMD equivalent is FirePro M6100, which is faster by 3% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon RX 6600 XT by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 6600 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce RTX 2070, which is faster by 3% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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