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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R5 230

Reasons to consider the
Sapphire Radeon R5 230

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More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Front view of GeForce GT 520 PCI

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Nvidia GeForce GT 520 PCI

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Higher clock speed 810 MHz vs 625 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 1,334 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 667 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon R5 230  vs GeForce GT 520 PCI 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon R5 230
10.7 GB/s
GeForce GT 520 PCI
14.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R5 230
2.5 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 520 PCI
1.62 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R5 230
5 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 520 PCI
6.48 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R5 230
200 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 520 PCI
155.52 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon R5 230  vs
GeForce GT 520 PCI 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Caicos GF119
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 625 MHz 810 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card AMD Radeon R5 230 625 MHz 1 GB None

raw performance

Shading units 160 48
Texture mapping units 8 8
Render output processors 4 4
Pixel rate 2.5 GPixel/s 1.62 GPixel/s
Texture rate 5 GTexel/s 6.48 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 200 GFLOPS 155.52 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R5 230  vs
GeForce GT 520 PCI 
Memory clock speed 667 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,334 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 64 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR3 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 10.7 GB/s 14.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 19W 29W

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