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Nvidia 500 Series

GeForce GT 530

The GeForce GT 530 is clocked at 700 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 134.

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Nvidia GeForce GT 530

help iconCore Speed700 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size40nm
help iconArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1help iconTexture Mapping Units16
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate11.2 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units4
help iconRelease Date14 May 2011help iconPixel Rate2.8 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power50Whelp iconDirectX11
help iconMemory1024MBhelp iconShader Model5.0
help iconMemory Speed900MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version4.2
help iconMemory Bus128 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeDDR3help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconSPUs96help iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPU Performance134help iconVGA Connections1

GeForce GT 530 compatibility review

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce GT 530 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 This graphics card is now over 8 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies.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 530 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 530 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 134, the Nvidia GeForce GT 530 processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 50 Watts, however.

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GeForce GT 530 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 29
Battlefield 3 33
Medium FPS

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