NVIDIA Quadro P520: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA Quadro P520
NVIDIA Quadro P520
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1303
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 7.03

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, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 48.06 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 18 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

7.03%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating485
Value for money1.31
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameGP108
Market segmentMobile workstation
Release date27 May 2019 (3 years ago)
Current price$1670 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 cores384of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1303 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1493 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)18 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate35.83of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed6000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth48.06 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro P520. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA6.1

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.

Quadro P520 7.03
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Medical
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Energy
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

Quadro P520 2084

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Quadro P520 15720

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Quadro P520 4186

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Quadro P520 19041

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Quadro P520 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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Quadro P520 3218

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

Quadro P520 8138

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

Quadro P520 141330

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Quadro P520 9230

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Quadro P520 7481

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Quadro P520 21

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 42

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 28

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 13

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 31

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.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 21

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 0.7

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 13

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 28

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 42

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 23

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 31

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 12

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Quadro P520 0.7

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.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

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SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

Quadro P520 25

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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD19
4K19

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Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 20
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 13
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 18
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 6
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 19
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 16
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 11
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Metro Exodus 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 7−8
Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
Far Cry 5 7−8
Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro P520 performance compared to nearest competitors among mobile workstation video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro P520's AMD equivalent is FirePro M5100, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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

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