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    Is it worth it !

    MSI PCIE GF GT520 1024M BOX
    [38526]
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    $49.00



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    The N520GT-MD1GD3/LP graphics card is utilizing the NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 GPU. Featuring MSI's exclusive Predator in-game video capture function with Afterburner, N520GT-MD1GD3/LP allows gamers access to a free utility that captures all of their classic in-game moments and share them amongst friends. With a single slot and low profile design, the N520GT-MD1GD3/LP works perfectly on smaller mainboards and in slim cases. Supporting DirectX 11 and NVIDIA 3DVision technology, the N520GT-MD1GD3/LP is the perfect choice for HTPC entertainment. The N520GT-MD1GD3/LP delivers performance in a small package. With a low profile form factor and single slot cooling solution, this card fits to most small form factor cases for HTPC use. The sleek design allows usage in even the slimmest and fashionable of cases, delivering maximum performance with the smallest footprint. The MSI N520GT-MD1GD3/LP graphics card implements an all-solid capacitor design. Under high load environments over an extended period of time, the aluminum core can still maintain extremely high stability, reducing the uncertainty due to system instability or hardware component failure. This ensures the optimal user experience under mission-critical performance scenarios!
    General
    Device Type Graphics card - low profile
    Bus Type PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
    Core Clock 810 MHz
    RAMDAC 400 MHz
    Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
    Interfaces DVI-I (dual link) ¦ HDMI ¦ VGA
    API Supported DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1
    Features MSI Solid Capacitor, Nvidia CUDA technology, Nvidia PureVideo HD technology, Nvidia PhysX-Ready, Nvidia 3D Vision technology , HDCP
    Memory
    Size 1 GB
    Technology DDR3 SDRAM
    Effective Clock Speed 1.8 GHz
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Miscellaneous
    Software Included Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Acrobat Reader, MSI Live Update Series, Microsoft DirectX, MSI Live, MSI Afterburner, MSI Dual Core Center, Norton Internet Security 2008 (60 days trial), MSI Live Update 5
    Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
    Supported Windows 7 Features Windows Media Center
    Compliant Standards RoHS
    Width 2 cm
    Depth 14.4 cm
    Height 6.9 cm

    MSI PCIE GF GT520 1024M BOX
    [38526]
    Cash in-store/Web price:

    $49.00



    Click to enlarge


    Save an additional $10 off our everyday low price with this mail in rebate!.
    Click Here.
    The N520GT-MD1GD3/LP graphics card is utilizing the NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 GPU. Featuring MSI's exclusive Predator in-game video capture function with Afterburner, N520GT-MD1GD3/LP allows gamers access to a free utility that captures all of their classic in-game moments and share them amongst friends. With a single slot and low profile design, the N520GT-MD1GD3/LP works perfectly on smaller mainboards and in slim cases. Supporting DirectX 11 and NVIDIA 3DVision technology, the N520GT-MD1GD3/LP is the perfect choice for HTPC entertainment. The N520GT-MD1GD3/LP delivers performance in a small package. With a low profile form factor and single slot cooling solution, this card fits to most small form factor cases for HTPC use. The sleek design allows usage in even the slimmest and fashionable of cases, delivering maximum performance with the smallest footprint. The MSI N520GT-MD1GD3/LP graphics card implements an all-solid capacitor design. Under high load environments over an extended period of time, the aluminum core can still maintain extremely high stability, reducing the uncertainty due to system instability or hardware component failure. This ensures the optimal user experience under mission-critical performance scenarios!
    General
    Device Type Graphics card - low profile
    Bus Type PCI Express 2.0 x16
    Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
    Core Clock 810 MHz
    RAMDAC 400 MHz
    Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
    Interfaces DVI-I (dual link) ¦ HDMI ¦ VGA
    API Supported DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1
    Features MSI Solid Capacitor, Nvidia CUDA technology, Nvidia PureVideo HD technology, Nvidia PhysX-Ready, Nvidia 3D Vision technology , HDCP
    Memory
    Size 1 GB
    Technology DDR3 SDRAM
    Effective Clock Speed 1.8 GHz
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Miscellaneous
    Software Included Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Acrobat Reader, MSI Live Update Series, Microsoft DirectX, MSI Live, MSI Afterburner, MSI Dual Core Center, Norton Internet Security 2008 (60 days trial), MSI Live Update 5
    Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
    Supported Windows 7 Features Windows Media Center
    Compliant Standards RoHS
    Width 2 cm
    Depth 14.4 cm
    Height 6.9 cm
    Need some advice before buying a video card will it be WORTH IT: MSI PCIE GF GT520 1024M BOX
    My computer is a base unit with a:
    Motherboard MSI H61M-21
    WITH Intel Core I7 2600 chip
    And 8 Gigs of memory
    Is it worth buying and installing the above video card
    Stu2


    My computer is a base unit with a:
    Motherboard MSI H61M-21
    WITH Intel Core I7 2600 chip
    And 8 Gigs of memory
    Is it worth buying and installing the above video card
    Stu2

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    Depends what you do with your rig...and what your current video card is.
    The 520 is an entry level video card....barely above some of todays onboard graphics. Not sure if it would be an upgrade or not to whatever current card you have..not knowing what that is.
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    I agree with YOSC, the better question to ask is what is the best card for my money, then that depends if you are a gamer, graphic designer, average user etc.

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