Select any two GPUs for comparison
VS

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 520 v3 Radeon HD 8350 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 2052% 2913%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1869% 2656%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1805% 2567%
Watch Dogs Legion 1976% 2807%
FIFA 21 986% 1420%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1805% 2567%
Godfall 3395% 4793%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2929% 4140%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2986% 4220%
Genshin Impact 2052% 2913%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 520 v3 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8350 (OEM).

The GT 520 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 8350. This results in the GT 520 providing 1.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 520 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8350, but the HD 8350 has 2 more Render Output Units than the GT 520. As a result, the HD 8350 exhibits a 1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 520. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 8350 was released less than a year after the GT 520, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 520 has 1536 MB more video memory than the HD 8350, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 520 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GT 520 has 1.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8350, which means that the memory performance of the GT 520 is marginally better than the HD 8350.

The GeForce GT 520 v3 has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 520 is 78 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8350 is 26. The GT 520 having 52 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 520 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8350.

The GeForce GT 520 v3 requires 29 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) requires 25 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 520 and a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the HD 8350. The GT 520 requires 4 Watts more than the HD 8350 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 520 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 8350.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed810 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-200-A1Terascale Cedar PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Feb 2012vs08 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
4.2
green tick vs -
1600x900
2.7
green tick vs
2.1
1920x1080
1.9
green tick vs
1.5
2560x1440
1.4
green tick vs
1.1
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed898 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs80
Actual Shader Performance4%vs1%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs8
Texture Rate6.5 GTexel/svs5.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs4
Pixel Rate1.6 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power29 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs250 Watts & 17 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G530 2.4GHzvsIntel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 520 v3 is an OEM only, Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

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.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GF108-200-A1 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is extremely exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 898MHz.

Features
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.

Performance
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 v3.
Overview
Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) is an OEM Only, entry-level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
Terascale was AMD's first Unified Shader Architecture. In addition to being manufactured with a 40nm Technology, against the 55nm of previous Graphics Cards, it supports DirectX 10 and the Shaders now called Shader Processing Units have been redesigned and do all the Graphical work of Pixel and Vertex Shaders.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Cedar PRO which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 650MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 800MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Eyefinity, Stream Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 18W, it requires at least a 250W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 6350 and performs exactly like it.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is extremely limited and even the older GeForce GT 220 is still faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 2GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8350 (OEM).
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
-
-