Budget graphics cards might not be the most exciting of products, but Nvidia is looking at refreshing its entry level cards with the GeForce GT 520 in the very near future. Details of the new GPU have been leaking via Chinese websites for a few days now and VR-Zone can as first publication bring you exclusive pictures of MSI's N520GT card.

Budget graphics cards might not be the most exciting of products, but Nvidia is looking at refreshing its entry level cards with the GeForce GT 520 in the very near future. Details of the new GPU have been leaking via Chinese websites for a few days now and VR-Zone can as first publication bring you exclusive pictures of MSI's N520GT card.

In all fairness, the card itself doesn't look like much, although we're disappointed to see that MSI has chosen to go with an active cooling solution on what is likely to be Nvidia's new entry level card. The half-height card sports a DVI, HDMI and D-sub connector, so nothing out of the ordinary here. MSI has gone with 1GB of DDR3 memory which again is a sign of this being a low-cost card, but it appears to be using very few memory chips to achieve this judging by the fact that none of the memory chips are visible.

The GT 520 GPU is also known as the GF119 and as with just about every other entry level card for the past decade we're looking at a 64-bit memory interface. The GPU is reported to be running at 810MHz with the shaders at 1610MHz and memory at 1794MHz (effectively), although this is based on leaks from zol.com.cn and might not be the actual clock speeds of all cards. We're also looking at 8 ROPs and 48 shaders, again typical for an entry level Nvidia card. As to when the actual launch is, well, we'd expect it to be in the next week or two, but we'll just have to wait and see.