NVIDIA Quadro P520: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro P520

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro P520 sales 27 May 2019. This is Pascal architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.25 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Quadro P520's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.19
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Market segment
Mobile workstation
 
Launch date
27 May 2019 (2 years ago)
 
Price now
$1670
 

Technical specs

Quadro P520's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro P520's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
384
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1303 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1493 MHz
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro P520'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
large
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro P520: 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
2 GB
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Quadro P520, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
Vulkan
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro P520. 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.

8.25

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks.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.

19041

3DMark Fire Strike Score

2961

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

3218

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

4186

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

15720

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

141330

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

42

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

42

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

23

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

23

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

13

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

13

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

12

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

12

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

21

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

21

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

0.7

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

0.7

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

31

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

31

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

28

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

28

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

25

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

25

Passmark

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.

2167

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro P520 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 81% minimum and 69% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
81%
Recommended
69%
Minimum
81%
Recommended
69%

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

1080p
 
19
 
4K
 
19
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Quadro P520 from AMD is FirePro M6100, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro P520:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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