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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R3 5350 GeForce GT 520
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 2209% 1805%
Assassins Creed: Odyssey 2163% 1767%
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 2371% 1938%
Forza Horizon 4 1955% 1595%
FIFA 19 1216% 986%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2417% 1976%
Battlefield V 2279% 1862%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3676% 3014%
Fallout 76 3295% 2700%
Jump Force 2417% 1976%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 520 are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R3 5350.

The GeForce GT 520 has a 210 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R3 5350, but the Radeon R3 5350 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 520. As a result, the Radeon R3 5350 exhibits a 7.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GT 520. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GT 520 has a 210 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R3 5350, but the Radeon R3 5350 has 4 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GT 520. As a result, the Radeon R3 5350 exhibits a 1.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce GT 520. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R3 5350 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GT 520, and so the Radeon R3 5350 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GT 520.

The GeForce GT 520 has 1024 MB video memory, but the Radeon R3 5350 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon R3 5350 has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 520 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R3 5350 is 50 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 520 is 78. The GeForce GT 520 having 28 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon R3 5350 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R3 5350 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 520. This means that the Radeon R3 5350 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 520. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R3 5350 should consume less power than the GeForce GT 520.

The Radeon R3 5350 requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 520 requires 29 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon R3 5350 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 520. The GeForce GT 520 requires 4 Watts more than the Radeon R3 5350 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 520 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon R3 5350.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs810 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKabiniFermi GF119-300-A1
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date09 Apr 2014vs13 Apr 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs48
Actual Shader Performance2%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units24vs8
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs6.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate4.8 GPixel/svs3.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs29 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Athlon 5350vsIntel Celeron G530 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R3 5350 is an integrated Graphhics Card on the APU Athlon 5350.
It features a GCN 2.0 Core which offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs and shares the system RAM with the processor. Thus, it can either access a 64-bit or 128-bit memory channel, which will affect considerably its overall performance.
Its performance is very limited and even older modern games have trouble running well.
GeForce GT 520 is an Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU codenamed GF119-300-A1 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 29W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably above Radeon HD 5450.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 520.
Recommended CPUAMD Sempron 64 LE-1150
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
AMD Sempron 64 LE-1100
AMD Athlon XP 2900+
AMD Sempron 3200+
Intel Xeon Processor E5310
Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz
Intel Pentium J2900 2.41GHz
AMD Opteron 2212 X2
Possible GPU UpgradesN/AN/A
GPU Variants-GeForce GT 520 Zotac Synergy 1GB Edition
GeForce GT 520 Gigabyte 1GB Edition
GeForce GT 520 Asus Silent Low Profile 2GB Edition
GeForce GT 520 Asus Silent Low Profile 1GB Edition
GeForce GT 520 Gainward SilentFX 1GB Edition