To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.
AMD Radeon 540 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010
- 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
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
|Place in performance rating||602||not rated|
|Value for money||1.31||no data|
|Architecture||GCN 4.0 (2016−2020)||Pascal (2016−2021)|
|GPU code name||Lexa||GP108|
|Release date||26 March 2019 (3 years ago)||13 January 2021 (1 year ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$79||no data|
|Price now||$992 (12.6x MSRP)||no data|
General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||512||no data|
|Core clock speed||1100 MHz||no data|
|Boost clock speed||1124 MHz||no data|
|Number of transistors||2,200 million||1,800 million|
|Manufacturing process technology||14 nm||14 nm|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||50 Watt||no data|
|Texture fill rate||35.97||23.49|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x8||PCIe 3.0 x16|
|Length||145 mm||147 mm|
|Supplementary power connectors||None||no data|
Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.
|Memory type||GDDR5||no data|
|Maximum RAM amount||2 GB||no data|
|Memory bus width||64 Bit||no data|
|Memory clock speed||7000 MHz||no data|
|Memory bandwidth||56 GB/s||no data|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.
|Display Connectors||1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort||no data|
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
|DirectX||12 (12_0)||no data|
Advantages and disadvantages
|Novelty||26 March 2019||13 January 2021|
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Competitors of Radeon 540 by NVIDIA
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon 540 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTS 450.
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Competitors of GeForce GT 1010 by AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 1010 from AMD is Radeon R7 M365X.
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