AMD Radeon HD 6540G2 vs Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)

General info

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

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Value for money (0-100)
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Terascale 2
Gen. 7.5 Haswell
GPU code name
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Haswell GT1
Market segment
Release date
14 June 2011 (10 years ago)
1 October 2012 (8 years ago)
Price now
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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 cores
Core clock speed
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200 MHz
Boost clock speed
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1000 MHz
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
22 nm

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6540G2 and HD Graphics (Haswell) 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
medium sized
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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 bus width
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64/128 Bit
Shared memory

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.

HD 6540G2 2.50 +2%
HD Graphics (Haswell) 2.45

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

HD 6540G2 987 +103.9%
HD Graphics (Haswell) 484

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

HD 6540G2 3295 +52.3%
HD Graphics (Haswell) 2163

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 70% minimum and 60% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

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Competitors of Radeon HD 6540G2 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6540G2 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 285M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6540G2:

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6540G2

2% higher performance in benchmarks

More pipelines (480 vs 10)

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)

Much newer (1 October 2012 vs 14 June 2011)

Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 40 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 6540G2 and Intel HD Graphics (Haswell). The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
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