NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M vs AMD Radeon RX 540
Comparison of GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon RX 540 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 950M 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 950M and Radeon RX 540's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 950M 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.
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 950M 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.
DDR3 or GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
1000 or 2500 MHz
32 or 80 GB/s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon RX 540.
VGA аnalog display support
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon RX 540. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon RX 540, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon RX 540. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 950M 6.57
RX 540 8.44 +28.5%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 950M 198867 +43.9%
RX 540 138197
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 950M 21356
RX 540 24170 +13.2%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 950M 2838
RX 540 3059 +7.8%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 950M 3200
RX 540 3686 +15.2%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 950M 4367
RX 540 4646 +6.4%
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 950M 15710 +14.5%
RX 540 13720
Unigine Heaven 3.0
GTX 950M 42 +35.5%
RX 540 31
GTX 950M 2603
RX 540 2788 +7.1%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon RX 540. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon RX 540 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
More pipelines (640 vs 512)
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
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)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 540
28.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (21 March 2017 vs 13 March 2015)
Higher memory bandwidth (96 vs 32 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 75 watts)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
So, GTX 950M 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 950M and Radeon RX 540, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.