Reviews and Problems with Zotac GeForce GT 520 1GB
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ZOTAC GeForce GT 520: Nothing Special
3 February 2014
Excerpt: In the world of graphics cards, one often tends to ignore the little ones and for good reason, I suppose. Most of the entry level graphics cards are too weak to handle even casual games. On paper they may be very appealing compared to the onboard graphics chip, but that never translates into any real world advantage. Which is why when Nvidia released the GT 520, it went almost unnoticed and we got to know about it once ZOTAC sent their sample for review.
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