Reviews and Problems with Zotac GeForce GT 520 1GB
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ZOTAC GeForce GT 520: Nothing Special
18 April 2011
Summary: The MRP of the ZOTAC GT 520 is Rs.3,699, but end users can find it in stores for Rs.3,400. Judging by the performance and features, we’d have to pick the XFX HD 6450 over the GT 520. AMD’s offering is practically identical to the GT 520 in terms of design and features and costs a lot less as well at just Rs.2,500. The card also has a passive cooler so it’s quieter and you have the option for Eyefinity.
Summary: As we saw in our benchmarks, NVIDIA's GeForce GT 520 is clearly not good enough for any serious gaming. If you are willing to sacrifice details settings, down to lowest in most games I could imagine things being playable at 1024x768, but not beyond. Decent cards for gaming start around $100 with GT 440 or HD 5750, which means $40 more than the GT 520.
Pros: Low power consumption, Low temperatures, Low profile brackets included, Native full-size HDMI output, Good overclocking potential, Support for DirectX 11, Support for CUDA / PhysX
Cons: Extremely low performance, Expensive, Noisy fan, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time