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EVGA GeForce GT 520 2GB performance?

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EVGA GeForce GT 520 2GB performance?

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KorrigTS
12.20.2011 , 05:00 PM | #1
Hey all,

Does anyone play SWTOR with this card? If so, what kind of performance do you get? If you could comment on video settings (low, med, high) and what kind of framerate you get it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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TradewindNQ
12.20.2011 , 05:01 PM | #2
Low, despite 2GB of VRAM the 520 is an entry level video card.

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Caern
12.20.2011 , 05:02 PM | #3
Not a gaming card. Nvidia naming goes like this:

520

5 (generation series), 2 (relative power level of the card), 0 (extra digit to make it look impressive).

520 is the worst 5 series you can buy. Get a 450-470 or 550-570. There are good deals on 450's and it'll do real well.

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TradewindNQ
12.20.2011 , 05:08 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Caern View Post
Not a gaming card. Nvidia naming goes like this:

520

5 (generation series), 2 (relative power level of the card), 0 (extra digit to make it look impressive).

520 is the worst 5 series you can buy. Get a 450-470 or 550-570. There are good deals on 450's and it'll do real well.
lol close enough the final digit is for "revisions" to a platform, such as the "GTX 275".

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split_light
12.20.2011 , 05:10 PM | #5
I'm using a 460 and it runs the game flawlessly. I'd get a good 400 series card over a cruddy 500 series.

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KorrigTS
12.20.2011 , 05:13 PM | #6
Good to know.

Thanks for the fast replies

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TradewindNQ
12.20.2011 , 05:13 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by split_light View Post
I'm using a 460 and it runs the game flawlessly. I'd get a good 400 series card over a cruddy 500 series.
My 570 laughs.

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Moisturefarm
12.20.2011 , 05:15 PM | #8
Hell I have a GTX 260 and i run flawless on full settings minus those damn shadows, lol.

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FaerieKisses
12.20.2011 , 05:29 PM | #9
So, the 520 was $80 and obviously the wrong choice lol. Any suggestions on what would be a good choice in that range? thx in advance

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TradewindNQ
12.20.2011 , 05:30 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by FaerieKisses View Post
So, the 520 was $80 and obviously the wrong choice lol. Any suggestions on what would be a good choice in that range? thx in advance
560 Ti would be a nice starting point. Mid-level but still good performance without spending the $350+ for a 570 or higher.