GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1

GeForce GTX 470
Memory: 1280Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 26 Mar 2010
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Apr 2011
GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
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Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 470
    821%
  • GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 470

Around 721% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports PhysX
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1

186 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 470 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications

GeForce GTX 470

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 470

The GeForce GTX 470 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 470GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
GPU NameGF100 (GF100-275-A3)vsGF119 ()
Fab Process40 nmvs40 nm
Die Size529 mm²vs79 mm²
Transistors3,100 millionvs292 million
Shaders448vs48
Compute Units14vs1
Core clock608 MHzvs810 MHz
ROPs40vs4
TMUs56vs8

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 470GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Bus Width320 bitvs64 bit
Memory Speed837 MHz
3348 MHz effective
vs900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
Memory Size1280 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 470GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
TDP215 wattsvs29 watts
Release Date26 Mar 2010vs13 Apr 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 470
    17.00 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
    1.62 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 470
    34.00 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
    6.48 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 470
    134.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
    14.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 470
    1089.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
    155.50 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 470
    4680
  • GeForce GT 520 PCIe x1
    570

Points (higher is better)