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MSI releases low-profile N520GT-MD1GD3/LP graphics card with video-capture capabilities

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 Type DDR3
Memory capacity (MB) 1024
Memory Interface 64bits
Core Clock (MHz) 810
Memory Clock (MHz) 1800
DVI output 1
D-SUB output 1
HDMI-Output 1
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI output Y
Display output (maximum resolution) 2560×1600
DirectX Version Support 11
 OpenGL support 4.1
Display card size (mm) 144 x 69 x 20 mm
GPU Features

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

OpenCL Support

DirectCompute Support

Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration

Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch

Dual-link HDCP Capable

High-Quality Scaling

Hardware Decode Acceleration

NVIDIA GeForce Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)

Microsoft Windows 7 Support


Source: MSI

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