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GeForce GT 520 v2

The GeForce GT 520 v2 is clocked at 700 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 67.

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Nvidia GeForce GT 520 v2

help iconCore Speed700 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size40nm
help iconArchitectureFermi GF108-200-A1help iconTexture Mapping Units8
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportnohelp iconTexture Rate5.6 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units2
help iconRelease Date01 Feb 2012help iconPixel Rate1.4 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power29Whelp iconDirectX11
help iconMemory1024MBhelp iconShader Model5.0
help iconMemory Speed667MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version4.1
help iconMemory Bus64 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeDDR3help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconSPUs48help iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPU Performance67help iconVGA Connections1

GeForce GT 520 v2 compatibility review

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce GT 520 v2 has poor performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 5 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. The driver support for the Nvidia GeForce GT 520 v2 is now fairly poor, so don't count on any new game optimizations. You may also encounter more and more graphical oddities as newer games are released.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce GT 520 v2 would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 67, the Nvidia GeForce GT 520 v2 processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 29 Watts, however.

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