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New GPU? Yes, please! NVIDIA's been on a roll here lately, pushing out one GPU after another in rapid succession. The company's latest is the GeForce GT 520, using one of NVIDIA's newest low/mid-range cores to provide a boost in power to those who aren't willing to pay for any of the hardcore cards that are tempting enthusiasts today. The new card has an 810MHz engine clock, 48 unified shaders, a 1620MHz shader clock, 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 64-bit memory interface and a trio of outputs: dual-link DVI, HDMI, and VGA.

It's a PCIe 2.0 card, and of course, supports of NVIDIA's fancy protocols (CUDA, PhysX, etc.). ZOTAC's Boost Premium software bundle is included, and while no price has been established just yet, we suspect it won't hurt the bank too badly.

ZOTAC® Accelerates Your Digital World With New GeForce® GT 520 graphics card

New ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520 introduces PCs to a new era of visual computing

HONG KONG – Apr. 12, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today accelerates your digital world with the new GeForce® GT 520 graphics card. The new ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520 introduces PCs to a new era of visual, 3D and Microsoft® DirectX® 11 computing.
    Powered by a new NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520 series graphics processor with 48-high-speed unified shaders paired with 1GB of memory, the ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520 enables users to speed up everyday computing tasks with the power of NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology. Tasks such as high-res photo editing and web browsing are accelerated with the ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520 for quicker image editing and webpage loading.
“We live in an era where high-quality multi-megapixel cameras and 1080p video cameras are more affordable and home image and video editing can be done by anyone with a computer. By embracing the ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520 and NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology, users can accelerate their workload by reducing the time it takes to make image adjustments or create their own cinematic masterpiece,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.
    The ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520 deliver smooth video playback of high-definition Blu-ray 3D and streaming 3D video formats for a complete 3D PC experience, when paired with compatible 3D monitors or 3DTVs. Support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11 technology enables life-like characters and detailed game environments with the ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520.
    The ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520 is available in a flexible form factor that is adaptable for standard-height and low-profile expansion configurations. .
    It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520.

General details
•   New ZOTAC® GeForce® GT 520 graphics card
•   NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520 GPU
•   Engine clock: 810 MHz
•   48 unified shaders
•   Shader clock: 1620 MHz
•   1GB DDR3 memory
•   Memory clock: 1600 MHz
•   64-bit memory interface
•   Dual-link DVI, HDMI & VGA outputs
•   PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1)
•   Microsoft DirectX® 11 & OpenGL® 4.1 compatible
•   NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology with CUDA C/C++
•   NVIDIA® PhysX® technology
•   ZOTAC® Boost Premium software bundle included

So why are they naming these new gpu's gt 500 if they are lower than the gt 400 series?


Well they are cooler and have alot less energy than the 400 series. They are minor downgrade performance to 400 series counterparts. But they draw way less energy and in turn no longer run at max temp without a load. Allowing for much higher overclocks.

Like 550s can get a core clock of 1100 or higher. and memory clocks that are 30% higher than stock.


I have actually been thinking of grabbing something for a Physx card lately this might work. Of course I will need one of those motherboards that takes both types of cards to if I use the GPU I have now.


what's the price?