NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M vs AMD Radeon RX 540

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
AMD Radeon RX 540

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
14.62
 
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Architecture
Kepler
 
Polaris
Code name
N14E-GS
 
Polaris 12
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
30 May 2013
 
21 March 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$189.99
 
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Price now
$138
 
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
960
 
512
CUDA cores
960
 
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Core clock speed
811 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
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1219 MHz
Transistor count
3540 Million
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
50-55 Watt
 
65 Watt
Texture fill rate
63.76 GTexel / s
 
39.01 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,530 gflops
 
1,248 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0, PCI Express 2.0
 
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Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 6-pin
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
4 GB
Standard memory configuration
GDDR5
 
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Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
96.0 GB / s
 
96 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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eDP 1.2 signal support
Up to 3840x2160
 
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LVDS signal support
Up to 1920x1200
 
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VGA аnalog display support
Up to 2048x1536
 
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DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Up to 3840x2160
 
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HDMI
+
 
-
HDCP content protection
+
 
-
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
+
 
-
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
Blu-Ray 3D Support
+
 
-
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
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H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
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FXAA
+
 
no data
TXAA
+
 
no data
Direct Compute
+
 
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DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
no data
 
+
Verde Drivers
+
 
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HDMI 2.0
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
DirectX 12
OpenGL
4.5
 
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OpenCL
1.1
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 770M 7.47
RX 540 8.54 +14.3%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 770M 23513
RX 540 24170 +2.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 770M 3131 +2.4%
RX 540 3059

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 770M 3347
RX 540 3686 +10.1%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 770M 4889 +5.2%
RX 540 4646

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 770M 19208 +40%
RX 540 13720

Unigine Heaven 3.0

GTX 770M 49 +58.1%
RX 540 31

Passmark

GTX 770M 2603
RX 540 2788 +7.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
55 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M

Wider memory bus (192 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (960 vs 512)
Less power hungry (50 vs 65 watts)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Verde Drivers
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
3DTV Play
GeForce Experence
TXAA
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
FXAA
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Direct Compute
SLIOptions
HDMI
HDCPContentProtection
71ChannelHDAudioOnHDMI
TrueHDAndDTSHDAudioBitstreaming
BluRay3DSupport
3D Vision Surround
H264VC1MPEG21080pVideoDecoder
Optimus Support

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 540

14.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (21 March 2017 vs 30 May 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
HDMI 2.0
AMD FreeSync
FreeSync

So, GTX 770M or RX 540?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 540.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 770M and Radeon RX 540, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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