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AMD Radeon 540: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
- Core clock speed 1100 MHz
- Max video memory 2 GB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 7000 MHz
- Maximum resolution
AMD started Radeon 540 sales 26 March 2019 at a recommended price of $79. This is a GCN 4.0 architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 56 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 145 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 50 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about Radeon 540: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||631|
|Value for money||0.42|
|Architecture||GCN 4.0 (2016−2020)|
|GPU code name||Lexa|
|Release date||26 March 2019 (4 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$79|
|Current price||$1413 (17.9x MSRP)||of 158889 (A100 PCIe)|
Radeon 540's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon 540's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||512||of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Core clock speed||1100 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Boost clock speed||1124 MHz||of 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)|
|Number of transistors||2,200 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||14 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||50 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||35.97||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon 540 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x8|
|Supplementary power connectors||None|
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon 540: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||2 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||64 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||7000 MHz||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||56 GB/s||of 3276 (Aldebaran)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 540. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort|
APIs supported by Radeon 540, sometimes including their particular versions.
Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon 540. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Benchmark coverage: 24%
GeekBench 5 OpenCL
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.
Benchmark coverage: 9%
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Radeon 540's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon 540 is GeForce GT 640 Rev. 2, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our ranking.
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