GeForce GT 520 vs Radeon HD 7730

GeForce GT 520
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Apr 2011
GeForce GT 520
Radeon HD 7730
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 1 May 2013
Radeon HD 7730

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 520

Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7730

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7730

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7730

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GT 520 Radeon HD 7730
GPU Name GF119 (GF119-300-A1) vs Cape Verde (Cape Verde LE)
Fab Process 40 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 79 mm² vs 123 mm²
Transistors 292 million vs 1,500 million
Shaders 48 vs 384
Compute Units 1 vs 6
Core clock 810 MHz vs 800 MHz
ROPs 4 vs 8
TMUs 8 vs 24

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 520 Radeon HD 7730
Memory Type DDR3 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 64 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs 1125 MHz
4500 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 520 Radeon HD 7730
TDP 29 watts vs 47 watts
Release Date 13 Apr 2011 vs 1 May 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 520
    1.62 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7730
    6.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 520
    6.48 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7730
    19.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 520
    14.40 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7730
    72.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 520
    155.50 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7730
    614.40 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better