AMD Radeon 540 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010

Price now 992$
Games supported 62%
AMD Radeon 540
Radeon 540
  • 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
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 38%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating602not rated
Value for money1.31no data
ArchitectureGCN 4.0 (2016−2020)Pascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameLexaGP108
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date26 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
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Technical specs

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 cores512no data
Core clock speed1100 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1124 MHzno data
Number of transistors2,200 million1,800 million
Manufacturing process technology14 nm14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Wattno data
Texture fill rate35.9723.49

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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x16
Length145 mm147 mm
Width2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno 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 typeGDDR5no data
Maximum RAM amount2 GBno data
Memory bus width64 Bitno data
Memory clock speed7000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth56 GB/sno 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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPortno data
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)no data
Shader Model6.46.4
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL2.0no data
CUDAno data6.1

Advantages and disadvantages

Novelty 26 March 2019 13 January 2021

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon 540
AMD Radeon 540


NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010

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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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