GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 520M vs 820M among Laptop GPUs under 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

2.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce 820M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce 820M  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Front view of GeForce 820M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 520M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 520M

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Slightly higher clock speed 672 MHz vs 625 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Front view of GeForce 820M

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Nvidia GeForce 820M

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Much higher dirt3 framerate 13.7 vs 12.6 Around 10% higher dirt3 framerate
Much better manhattan score 3,533.46 vs 1,466.95 Around 2.5x better manhattan score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 7,518 vs 4,742.5 Around 60% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Slightly better PassMark score 600 vs 382 More than 55% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 4,254 vs 1,825 More than 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Slightly better 3DMark06 score 1,266.5 vs 502 More than 2.5x better 3DMark06 score
Better particle simulation score 74.26 mInteraction/s vs 25.04 mInteraction/s Around 3x better particle simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 550 vs 214 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 520M vs 820M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
10.23 mHash/s
GeForce 820M
23.26 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
3.24 mPixels/s
GeForce 820M
7.69 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
83.38 frames/s
GeForce 820M
160.28 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
1,621.67
GeForce 820M
3,352.98

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
1,466.95
GeForce 820M
3,533.46

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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