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NVIDIA GeForce GT 520

Graphics Processor
GF119
Cores
48
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
DDR3
Bus Width
64 bit
The GeForce GT 520 was an entry-level graphics card by NVIDIA, launched on April 13th, 2011. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the GF119 graphics processor, in its GF119-300-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12. Even though it supports DirectX 12, the feature level is only 11_0, which can be problematic with newer DirectX 12 titles. The GF119 graphics processor is a relatively small chip with a die area of only 79 mm² and 292 million transistors. It features 48 shading units, 8 texture mapping units, and 4 ROPs. NVIDIA has paired 1,024 MB DDR3 memory with the GeForce GT 520, which are connected using a 64-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 810 MHz, memory is running at 900 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 29 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA. GeForce GT 520 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 145 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 59 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GF119
GPU Variant
GF119-300-A1
Architecture
Fermi 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
40 nm
Transistors
292 million
Die Size
79 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Apr 13th, 2011
Generation
GeForce 500
Predecessor
GeForce 400
Successor
GeForce 600
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
59 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16

Relative Performance

40%
GeForce 210
51%
GeForce 9400 GT
63%
Radeon HD 4550
81%
Radeon HD 5450
95%
Radeon HD 6450
100%
GeForce GT 520
124%
GeForce GT 220
162%
GeForce GT 430
164%
Radeon HD 5570
178%
Radeon HD 4670
188%
GeForce GT 440
192%
GeForce GT 240
220%
GeForce 9600 GT
234%
Radeon HD 5670
251%
GeForce GT 640
259%
GeForce 9800 GT
270%
Radeon HD 6670
278%
Radeon HD 4830
297%
Radeon HD 4770
313%
Radeon HD 4850
320%
GeForce GTS 250
330%
GeForce GTS 450
341%
Radeon HD 5750
390%
Radeon HD 7750
393%
Radeon HD 5770
400%
GeForce GTX 260
404%
Radeon HD 4870
406%
Radeon Vega 8
410%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
413%
GeForce GTX 650
437%
Radeon HD 5830
460%
Radeon HD 6790
467%
Radeon HD 4890
485%
GeForce GTX 460
488%
Radeon RX Vega 11
493%
GeForce GT 1030
498%
GeForce GTX 275
499%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
500%
GeForce GTX 280
510%
GeForce GTX 465
535%
Radeon HD 6850
545%
GeForce GTX 285
584%
Radeon HD 5850
595%
Radeon HD 7790
595%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
620%
Radeon RX 550
622%
GeForce GTX 470
644%
Radeon HD 6870
688%
Radeon HD 5870
709%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
713%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
726%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
729%
Radeon HD 6950
755%
GeForce GTX 295
764%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
769%
Radeon HD 7850
783%
GeForce GTX 480
819%
Radeon HD 6970
835%
Radeon R7 265
848%
Radeon RX 460
849%
Radeon R7 370
852%
GeForce GTX 660
854%
GeForce GTX 570
868%
Radeon RX 560
922%
GeForce GTX 950
930%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
953%
Radeon R9 270X
965%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
969%
GeForce GTX 580
977%
GeForce GTX 1050
979%
Radeon HD 7950
998%
Radeon HD 5970
1026%
GeForce GTX 760
1105%
GeForce GTX 670
1133%
GeForce GTX 960
1162%
Radeon R9 380
1169%
Radeon R9 285
1181%
Radeon HD 7970
1193%
GeForce GTX 680
1221%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
1253%
GeForce GTX 770
1282%
Radeon HD 6990
1312%
Radeon R9 280X
1331%
GeForce GTX 590
1332%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
1476%
GeForce GTX 780
1528%
GeForce GTX 1650
1624%
Radeon RX 470
1646%
Radeon R9 290
1735%
Radeon RX 570
1756%
Radeon R9 390
1766%
Radeon R9 290X
1789%
GeForce GTX 970
1813%
GeForce GTX TITAN
1837%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
1864%
Radeon R9 390X
1872%
Radeon HD 7990
1881%
Radeon RX 480
1896%
GeForce GTX 690
1948%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
1974%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
1998%
Radeon RX 580
2014%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
2040%
GeForce GTX 980
2058%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
2066%
Radeon R9 FURY
2158%
Radeon RX 590
2273%
Radeon R9 295X2
2285%
GeForce GTX 1660
2312%
Radeon R9 FURY X
2351%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
2412%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
2567%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
2624%
GeForce GTX 1070
2624%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
2793%
Radeon RX Vega 56
2962%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
3006%
Radeon RX 5600 XT
3047%
Radeon RX Vega 64
3089%
GeForce RTX 2060
3089%
GeForce GTX 1080
3216%
Radeon RX 5700
3470%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
3597%
GeForce RTX 2070
3669%
GeForce RTX 3060
3682%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
3724%
Radeon VII
3820%
TITAN X Pascal
3936%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
3978%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
4105%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
4232%
GeForce RTX 2080
4486%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
4595%
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
4675%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
5036%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
5382%
GeForce RTX 3070
5758%
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
5932%
Radeon RX 6800
6808%
Radeon RX 6800 XT
6994%
GeForce RTX 3080
7400%
Radeon RX 6900 XT
7835%
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
7912%
GeForce RTX 3090
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080, 4K for 2080 Ti and faster.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
810 MHz
Shader Clock
1620 MHz
Memory Clock
900 MHz
1800 Mbps effective

Memory

Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
DDR3
Memory Bus
64 bit
Bandwidth
14.40 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
48
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
SM Count
1
L1 Cache
64 KB (per SM)
L2 Cache
128 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.620 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
6.480 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
155.5 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
12.96 GFLOPS (1:12)

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
145 mm
5.7 inches
TDP
29 W
Suggested PSU
200 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x HDMI
1x VGA
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P1310

Graphics Features

DirectX
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
2.1
Shader Model
5.1

Card Notes

Variant Memory: 2048 MB

Retail boards based on this design (3)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
EVGA GT 520 Superclocked 830 MHz 500 MHz 2 GB, 2x DVI 1x mini-HDMI
SPARKLE Calibre GT 520 900 MHz 1000 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI
SPARKLE Calibre GT 520 King 900 MHz 800 MHz 2 GB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI