HD 520 vs HD 5500 specs and performance
For gaming, the HD 520 graphics card is better than the HD 5500 in our tests.
By comparing the spec sheets, both the HD 520 and the HD 5500 have the same base clock speed. Despite this, the HD 520 has a slightly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.
In addition, both the HD 520 and the HD 5500 have an identical TDP. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.
In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the HD 520 over the HD 5500.