PNY Verto GeForce GT 520
Nvidia has been on a roll of late with their recent 500 series Fermi graphics cards that have shown excellent performance and respectable temperatures and power consumption, all at very competitive prices for the most part. That is a recipe for success no matter how you slice it, whether you’re an ATI or Nvidia fan, or even GPU-brand agnostic (yes, I made that up).
But we also realize that not everyone is a hardcore gamer or enthusiast, and there is a large consumer market out there that looks for something affordable. As a result, a card coming out of Team Nvidia looks to continue that success, and this time in the budget segment: the GeForce GT 520.
The PNY Verto GT 520 1GB is a very small, low-power budget graphics card, marketed in the $60 range to consumers who are primarily interested in home media usage and light gaming. It’s no graphics powerhouse, but it does look to offer some value-added features at a reasonable price.
What’s interesting here is that this paritcular PNY card comes with 1024MB of DDR3 memory instead of the GDDR5 that we typically see, so let’s take a closer look at the PNY Verto GT 520 1GB and see how it fares.
PNY Electronics Inc. originated out of Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1985 as a company that bought and sold memory chips. To emphasize its expansion into manufacturing new forms of memory and complementary products, the company changed its name in 1997 to PNY Technologies®, Inc. The company continues to evolve by delivering a full spectrum of high-quality products to elevate the overall computing experience. Today PNY Technologies® Inc. is considered a leading manufacturer and supplier of memory upgrade modules, high capacity flash memory cards, USB flash drives, portable hard drives as well as consumer and professional workstation graphics cards.