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ZOTAC ZT-50608-10L GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 512MB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express x1 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

  • 48 CUDA Cores
  • 512MB 64-Bit DDR3
  • PCI Express x1
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 4/9/2013 7:35:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Just an awesome card, i have been using ths for well over a year in a media center that i built running xbmc and its flawless.

Cons: none so far

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  • Keith H.
  • 8/7/2012 9:21:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Easy to install. It worked.

Cons: Price could be lower

Other Thoughts: I only used it to change from a USB to DVI. It worked and it had faster playback than the USB thing.
I am just glad this exists and wish there were more in the market.

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  • Justin C.
  • 6/30/2012 3:12:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdiablo3 works

Pros: So thankful they made this in a PCIE 1x slot. It is running Diablo 3 at respectable levels, but not on HIGH. Stays cool and had no issues.

Cons: Price is a downer, but for the interface(PCI E 1x) you pay a fee. Far cheaper than building a new PC to get PCI E 16 slots.

Other Thoughts: Was an upgrade for a family member who has a very old CPU/MB. We would have had to spend a lot more getting a new MB/RAM/CPU if not for this saving grace.

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  • Edward T.
  • 5/21/2012 9:33:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid card for low profile

Pros: I needed a low profile card with dual display. I had tried adding a couple of USB but they either couldn't handle the displays, or they were choppy. This one handles the two displays just fine, is cheap, and had the low profile adapter. I gave it 4 stars because other than that, it isn't amazing, but did exactly what I expected and wanted it to.

Cons: The second monitor plug is a separate adapter that will fill a second slot in low profile usage.
The two plugs are DVI and the other D-Sub, which annoys me, make them both D-Sub, or both DVI.
lastly, if you are using the low profile adapater, pay attention which way the plug is (pin 1), it will fit either way and it is easy to reverse it. In my case I guessed, and got it right, but was a 50/50.

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  • Craig K.
  • 4/27/2012 12:09:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNeed to rethink new design

Pros: It is a very useful card in its orinial design.

Cons: This first design of this card was a pretty decent product. A subsequent release has cheapened the product and made it less useful and a little dangerous by removing the 4 pin Molex header. I am assuming it intended use is to replace a low end computer or media station with a small but noticeable video performance boost. As evident by both older other reviews on use and now less than stiller new reports of functionality. I received a few of these newer revision cards and the power 4 pin Molex is now omitted from production. After trading a few emails with Zotac support I and sending them links to many documents on the 25 watt limitation of the single PCIe x1, also as sited on their own website the max power draw of this card is 31 watts. I was later told by Zotac support own admission this card is not capable at running on full load. They stated general desktop usage and video media was around 10watts. This may be accurate for web browsing; however Blu-ray and or HD playback

Other Thoughts: continued cons: will put this card at 85% to 95% making it unstable at the very least or at worst case causing permanent motherboard damage. This does beg the question why purchase this card at all as 99% of the PCIe x1 desktops you put it in will have their own onboard video that can web surf and play low definition video just fine. All is not lost with this card if you did purchase it and our having issues as I and others have stated. A simple power mod can fix it but you just need to be good with a soldering iron. This will undoubtedly void your warranty so take your time and be careful.

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  • David B.
  • 4/23/2012 7:41:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCard performs well; difficult install due to conflic with onboard video chipset

Pros: Given the limited number of PCe x1 graphic cards that are out there on the market, this card performs very well. I'd purchased the card so my daughter could play Sims 2 on a Dell Optiplex GX520 computer I'd inherited from work. (My daughter told me the Sims 2 images stank on the Optiplex, when compared to those generated by our older Pentium 4 computer, which carried an 8 MB AGP video card.) She tells me the Sims 2 video looks very good with this Zotac board in place. Were we big gamers, I wouldn't have purchased this graphics card in the first place. I would simply have purchased a brand-new PC. However, for those wishing to upgrade an older PC, featuring an isolated PCe x1 upgrade path, this graphics card should fit the ticket.

Cons: I had a devil of a time getting the card to install and work on my Dell Optiplex GX520 mini-tower computer. However, I'm not sure I can blame Zotec or the card for this. Although I repeatedly disabled the motherboard's on-board Intel video through the computer's BIOS, upon booting to Windows, I found that both the Zotac board and the Intel onboard video chipset remained enabled. This produced some type of terrible conflict that resulted in, among other things, blank computer screens, failure to boot to the OS, loss of the Start button and taskbar on my Windows desktop--all of which made me think my computer had been infected by malware, when the symptoms had apparently been caused by the PC's switching back and forth between the Zotac card and the onboard video drivers. If you're having trouble getting this Zotac board to install and work on your PC, try disabling the onboard video found in the "Display Adapters" section of Windows Device Manager. Hopefully that will do the trick.

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  • Roy F.
  • 4/15/2012 12:07:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsZotac Compatibility

Pros: Might have been a decent card if it worked

Cons: Didn't work (see other thoughts):
Also:
Had to pay for shipping for item to be delivered AND for item to be shipped back.
-That equals approx $20.00 worth of shipping. Pretty much 30% of what the cards worth :(

If a company sells a product and they stand behind their merchandice, I believe that they should cover shipping if their product does not work or is defective for some reason.
--kind of makes me wonder about Zotac (and New Eggs policies).

Other Thoughts: Will not work with my machine: Dell Dimension E310:
Error message loading Win XP sp3:

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your Hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check /Memory Parity Error
***The System has halted***

I've tried replacing memory modules, reseating the card, updating BIOS, replacing power supply (to conform with min system requirements).

This card just seems to be incompatible with the machine that I have. Other users look to be having similair issues.

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  • Georgia S.
  • 4/7/2012 6:09:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome card

Pros: I am very pleased with this card. I had an older motherboard that only had a 1x PCIe slot. This card fit the bill and wasn't expensive. Installed quickly. It is a low profile card but also has the full-size bracket in the box if you need it.

Cons: None so far!

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  • David C.
  • 3/22/2012 12:37:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Solution to onboard video

Pros: I atleast throw these into any pc i build for people. I never like using onboard video cards (even for people who just plan on surfing the net) It helps aid in the multitasking that is happening on your pc. Even though i LOVE the 2nd Gen Core i cpu's, i still would never recommend using the CPU and a graphics processor. Let the CPU be a CPU. (this is just my preference, there is PLENTY of evidence showing that it can handle both)

Low level of Cuda processing but at least its still there. More and more programs are being written to support Video processing to aid the CPU

Low profile which makes it a perfect option for any build type. For me, graphics cards GOTTA have a fan. Direct X11! HDMI for those HTPC builders

Utilizes a pcie x1! Allowing you to keep that x16 slot open for more powerful options (like a raid card)

Cons: i would rather see companys dropping the VGA port (use a VGA to DVI converter and giving us Display Ports.
(no eggs off)

Other Thoughts: I have one of these in my custom WHS 2011 rig. I also just purchased a handful of these for a bunch of old HP DC5100's running XP. Company wanted to keep these guys going for as long as we could. Also to upgrade them to Windows 7, the onboard card would be a serious lag point to the performance

as always, feel free to gmail my nickname with questions or comments

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  • Mitchell R.
  • 3/5/2012 9:34:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurprised me

Pros: Easily ties with an older generation 7900 card in terms of performance and on medium settings on Crysis Wars I got ~35 FPS. It runs TF2 like a dream.

Cons: Price! Not really an issue but if I wasn't limited to a physical slot of PCI 1x then I could have totally beaten and buried it for the price.

Other Thoughts: A pretty nice card and I don't see all the problems people are complaining about with getting it into a 1x slot. It scores a 5.9 on the WEI for Windows 7. I found no problems running Tribes Ascend, Crysis Wars, and TF2 all on medium settings. I wouldn't put this in a gaming computer but it works perfectly for the computer I built up for a customer and his kid.

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