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.
by Ian-Cutress (Jan, 2015)
We can expect NVIDIA to offload some of their PhysX processing which is handled by the CUDA Cores to be offloaded to the Denver CPU on the high-performance Maxwell GPUs to gain more performance and faster GPU physics processing.
by hassan-mujtaba (Jan, 2014)

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
Radeon R9 270
179.2 GB/s
Radeon HD 6450
25.6 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
Radeon R9 270
29.6 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6450
2.5 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
6.48 GTexel/s
Radeon R9 270
74 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6450
5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
155.52 GFLOPS
Radeon R9 270
2,368 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6450

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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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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