AMD Radeon 520: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon 520

Summary

AMD started Radeon 520 sales 18 April 2017. This is GCN 1.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 2 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 16 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.63 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon 520's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Oland
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
18 April 2017
 

Technical specs

Radeon 520's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon 520's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1030 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
20.60
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
659.2 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon 520'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.
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon 520: 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
16 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 520.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon 520, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon 520. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
4.46
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
77543.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
6156.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
954.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
1022.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1877.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
5266.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
12.00
 
 
Passmark
633.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon 520 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
0.07
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
95.81
At recommended settings
86.77
New games support
44
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
17.80
 
medium / 1080p
9.40
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
40.20
 
medium / 1080p
18.50
 
high / 1080p
8.20
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
21.00
 
medium / 1080p
9.00
 
high / 1080p
8.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
41.90
 
medium / 768p
33.00
 
high / 1080p
14.60
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
21.60
 
medium / 768p
13.50
 
high / 1080p
7.40
 
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
84.50
 
medium / 768p
45.80
 
high / 1080p
19.00
 
ultra / 1080p
17.90
 
GTA V (2015)
medium / 768p
40.00
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
52.00
 
medium / 768p
31.90
 
high / 1080p
13.80
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
20.00
 
medium / 768p
16.00
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
25.00
 
medium / 768p
20.00
 
high / 768p
11.00
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
54.00
 
medium / 768p
40.00
 
high / 768p
23.00
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
62.30
 
medium / 768p
31.80
 
high / 768p
24.20
 
ultra / 1080p
12.50
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
high / 768p
52.00
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
65.90
 
medium / 768p
41.50
 
high / 768p
33.70
 
ultra / 1080p
21.60
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
44.80
 
medium / 768p
29.40
 
high / 768p
19.80
 
ultra / 1080p
10.60
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon 520 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon 520 from NVIDIA is GeForce 9800M GTS, which is faster by 3% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

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