GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1 

Released April, 2011
  • 810 MHz
  • 1 GB DDR3

That picture is correct, in the sense that MSI is laying it on thick with the red aspect, with this James Fislar Dragon design using red cabling as well as a red pump and red coolant going through the water cooling system.
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In order to support the ability for NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture to launch additional workloads a new Grid Management Unit was built that handles the incoming workloads from the host system as well as the algorithmically created workloads and balances accordingly.
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Features Key features of the GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1

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

GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
14.4 GB/s
GeForce GTX 960
112.2 GB/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
86.4 GB/s

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

GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
1.62 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 960
36.1 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
16.32 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
6.48 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 960
72.1 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
40.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
155.52 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 960
2,308.1 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
1,305.6 GFLOPS

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

GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1

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

GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1

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by Sebastian Peak |
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GF119
Market Desktop
Clock speed 810 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

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


Memory clock speed 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory bandwidth 14.4 GB/s

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