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GIGABYTE GV-N520D3-1GI GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

  • 48 CUDA Cores
  • 1GB 64-Bit DDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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The GIGABYTE GV-N520D3-1GI GeForce GT 520 is an entry-level graphics card that delivers basic graphics performance for your daily tasks and casual games. Ultra low power consumption makes it a great choice for HTPC and office where low heat generation and noise level have higher priority. Complete with full DirectX 11 support and HDMI connector, this card is a must-have for your PC for elevated experience in gaming, media-rich website surfing and even Windows 7 operation.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Jose H.
  • 8/18/2012 4:13:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood card.

Pros: Quiet as a whisper and didn't cost a fortune, easy on my PSU and stays nice n' cool.

Cons: Doesn't seem to be happy about stressful situations, will notice some framerate spikes under intense graphics but still trucks on through.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't have SLI but I don't necessarily need that kind of setup for what I do on a daily basis.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/5/2012 2:17:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHDMI audio works in W7

Pros: Performs as expected and yes HDMI audio works in Windows 7. I'm not sure why it didnt work in windows vista as it ids the same exact card.
Windows 7 ranks it as 6.4 for Gaming graphics

Cons: Windows 7 ranks it as 4.8 for Aero Graphics

Other Thoughts: I may have been unfair in my previous review since the HDMI audio works quite well in Windows 7. Furthermore, I have owned dozens of Gigabyte products over the years and they have ALL been qulity procts.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2012 6:16:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNO HDMI Audio useless for HTPC

Pros: The HDMI video works

Cons: No audio from the HDMI. Windows says everything is installed and working but no actual sound. I'm useing Vista now but I will try it again after Upgradeing to Windows 7 later on this week but I doubt it will suddenly start working.

Other Thoughts: Here's the thing, I'm not even sure It's even supposed to be capable of sending sound out the HDMI as there is nothing about it in the documentation. My fault really for not checking the Docs BEFORE buying. I just assumed that it did since all the other HDMI capable cards I've owned had Sound. It still gets 2 eggs though because I'm chapped about this.
Major disapointment, I'll throw it up on the shelf for now, maybee I can find a use for it down the road.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 84749 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Fred C.
  • 11/18/2011 8:27:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsnot so low profile

Pros: it is a gigabyte. Just being gigabyte gets 3 eggs.

Cons: The VGA cable attached to the card is inverted and impossible to attach to a bracket on the slot on the case. Unless you have extra VGA extender cables to reach from this card. You will sacrifice VGA and only have the HDMI/DVI to work with if you desire to go LOW Profile.

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  • Ricky C.
  • 11/4/2011 3:10:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLow Profile Included for What!?!

Pros: ...

Cons: This comes with a Low Profile Adapter. Something that was key in my search for a replacement part for a slim PC. However, unlike other cards from this manufacturer, the VGA Header Pins are at a right angle upward right at the top of the card, extending up above the low profile adapter. So even if I was willing to give up the VGA Port, the case wont close!!! Design it properly!

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  • lazaro c.
  • 10/24/2011 11:14:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGeforce GT 520

Pros: Great video card, spec's are great for the price.
will take care of your graphics needs, good for gamer or web graphics budget system.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte products are great been using motherboards and graphics cards for many years.

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