Just a few days back, it was MSI launching a low-profile, AMD-based graphics card that boasted superior overclocking capabilities, as well as support for in-game video capture. Today, MSI is back with the same thing, except that this low-profile, overclocker-friendly and in-game video capture supporting graphics card is powered by NVIDIA's GeForce GT520 GPU instead of the AMD Radeon HD 6790 GPU we talked about that time.
Read on to find out more about this graphics card.
MSI has released the low-profile, GT520-based N520GT-MD1GD3/LP graphics card for entry-level gamers and overclocking enthusiasts. According to MSI, the new N520GT-MD1GD3/LP is capable of devivering "double the fun" to users due to its combination of both gamer and overclocker-friendly features.
According to the official press release issued by MSI, the N520GT-MD1GD3/LP graphics card will be bundled with the latest copy of the MSI Afterburner (version 2.1.0) overclocking software; this will reportedly allow users to tweak the performance of their graphics card to get the most out of their purchase. Also included in the software bundle is a copy of MSI's Predator, an application which allows users to easily record in-game videos.
In addition, the N520GT-MD1GD3/LP's low-profile designsupposedly allows users to easily install the card into more compact chassis designs favoured by not-so-tech-savvy home users. MSI claims that such a form factor, along with the card's single-slot design will make the N520GT-MD1GD3/LP ideal for a variety of smaller PC casings where chassis and motherboard real estate is scarce.
Last but definitely not least, MSI claims that the N520GT-MD1GD3/LP is capable of supporting NVIDIA's 3DVision technology; this will allow users to enjoy 3D movie playback on their PCs fitted with the N520GT-MD1GD3/LP graphics card. Of course, you will still need a 3D-capable monitor and a compatible set of 3D glasses to fully enjoy 3D movie playback on such a PC.
Full specifications of MSI's N520GT-MD1GD3/LP graphics card are as follow:
|Graphics Engine||GeForce GT 520|
|Bus interface||PCI Express x16 2.0|
|Memory capacity (MB)||1024|
|Core Clock (MHz)||810|
|Memory Clock (MHz)||1800|
|Dual-link DVI output||Y|
|Display output (maximum resolution)||2560×1600|
|DirectX Version Support||11|
|Display card size (mm)||144 x 69 x 20 mm|
Microsoft DirectX 11 Support
NVIDIA CUDA Technology
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
32x Anti-aliasing Technology
Dual-link DVI Support
HDMI 1.4a Support
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
PCI Express 2.0 Support
OpenGL 4.1 Optimization and Support
Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration
Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch
Dual-link HDCP Capable
Hardware Decode Acceleration
NVIDIA GeForce Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
Microsoft Windows 7 Support