NVIDIA Quadro M520

NVIDIA Quadro M520 Benchmark and Specs

NVIDIA Quadro M520 GPU benchmark and specs - 2 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the Quadro M520 for gaming?

Benchmark Score

5 %
Bad score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
266th of 557
443rd of 557
1 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA Quadro M520 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA Quadro P520
6 %
AMD Radeon RX 540
6 %
NVIDIA Quadro 5000M
6 %
NVIDIA Quadro M520
5 %
5 %
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150
5 %
Intel Iris Plus 655
3 %

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

23 FPS average
16 FPS 10% low
16 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

18 FPS average
17 FPS 10% low
18 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

19 FPS average
17 FPS 10% low
17 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

10 FPS average
9 FPS 10% low
10 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark


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Core Clock 1041 MHz
Memory Size 2 GiB
TDP 25 W
DirectX Support 12.0
OpenGL Support 4.5

NVIDIA Quadro M520

Thanks to our GPU Benchmark, we have measured the NVIDIA Quadro M520 as a bad gaming performer a score of 5%.

The Quadro M520 has 2 GiB of memory. If you plan on gaming at higher resolutions with higher quality textures, more memory is important. Without enough memory, performance will be degraded.

In terms of clock speed, the Quadro M520 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1041 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the Quadro M520 supports up to DirectX 12.0. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Higher level APIs such as DirectX 12 give more control to the game developer and can allow them to improve the graphics and performance.

The NVIDIA Quadro M520 has a TDP of 25W, this is the amount of heat energy produced by the chip as a byproduct. The higher the TDP, the more heat is produced.

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