Product Features and Technical Details
GeForce GT 520 with 810 MHz core clock
PCI Express 2.0
1024 MB 64-bit DDR3 Nemory
1000 MHz Effective Memory Clock and 1620 MHz Shader Clock
Microsoft DirectX 11 Support
1024 MB 64-bit DDR3 Memory
Blu-ray 3D Support
Brand Name: EVGA
Item Package Quantity: 1
Graphics Coprocessor: NVIDIA
Product Description: Whether you stream 1080p online videos from sites like YouTube or Hulu or prefer immersive Blu-Ray 3D movies, the power of the GeForce GT 520 GPU makes your video playback fast and smooth. In addition to rendering your high-res photos instantly, the EVGA GeForce GT 520 also speeds up the editing of your videos. And when you share your photos and videos online, you'll enjoy a richer web experience with GPU accelerated browsers like Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 9. Go beyond photos and videos and take your gaming to the next level. With the EVGA GeForce GT 520, your favorite DirectX 11 games come to life with lifelike characters and incredibly detailed terrain and game environments. Specifications include the GTX 520 (810 MHz core clock) chipset, 1024MB of DDR3 memory with a 1000 MHz Effective memory clock, 64 bit memory interface, 1620 MHz Shader Clock, 48 CUDA cores, 8 GB/sec memory bandwidth, 6.5 GT/s Texture Fill rate and PCI Express 2.0 compatibility. Additional features include Microsoft DirectX 11 Support, NVIDIA PhysX and NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technologies, Blu-ray 3D Support, NVIDIA CUDA technology with CUDA C/C++, DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL support, OpenGL 4.1 Support and PCI-Express 2.0 support. Connections are 1 Mini-HDMI 1.4a connector 1 Single-Link DVI-I HDCP capable connector and 1 Dual-Link DVI-I HDCP capable connector. Package includes the EVGA Driver/software disc and a 3 Year Limited Warranty if registered within 30 days at evga.com.
Good for Video - Not for Gaming, October 6, 2011
By Doug Parker "Gaming..."
Bought this card on a tight budget to replace a 9800 GT that started getting
graphical glitches, was expecting it to run at least similar in performance but
I was wrong by a long shot. While this card supports DirectX 11 and claims to
take gaming to the next level, it falls short. Running it in a Quad Core system
with 8GB DDR3 with more than adequate PSU and the card struggles to run games
such as The Witcher 2, The Hunter, Dungeons The Dark Lord even at lower
resolutions. I tried everything from 1024x768 up to 1600x1200 on a standard CRT
monitor to running it on my 40" wide screen LED TV @ 1920x1080. This card just
isn't meant for any serious gaming. That's not to say it does not run any games,
it does run Sims Medieval and Portal 2 fairly well. This was a major step down
from my old BFG 9800 GT OC 512MB card, the only gain I made here at all was DX11
support. I think this card falls behind somewhat considering it relies on
getting all its' juice from the PCI-E slot instead of having its own power
source being plugged in. It does play videos fine as expected, but then again so
does the old 7600 GS AGP card in my old system.
If your looking for a gaming card on a budget, I would overlook this one and
spend the extra 20 odd bucks and get a 9800 GT 1GB card or for close to the same
price the GT 430 outperforms this card as well...
Works to run two monitors on a 300W power supply., October 22,
By Two kids mom "scienceteachermom"
Got this so I could connect 2 monitors to my computer. Many of the fancier cards
require a large amount of power.
This one works fine with a 300W power supply.
This is not a card for hard core gamers, but if you want to have dual monitors
it works quite well. Installation took about 5 minutes,
4 of which were getting the computer open.