AMD Radeon RX 540: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 540

Summary

This is Polaris architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 65 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 13.05 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon RX 540's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Polaris
 
Code name
Polaris 12
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

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 Radeon RX 540's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
Boost Clock
1219 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
39.01 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
1,248 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 540's 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
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
96 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 540. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
+
 
HDMI 2.0
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 540, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 540. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

13.05

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

138197

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

23263

3DMark Fire Strike Score

2985

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3519

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

4545

3DMark Vantage Performance

12248

Unigine Heaven 3.0

31

Passmark

2788

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 540 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fortnite on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
89
 
medium / 1080p
22
 
high / 1080p
13
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
52
 
medium / 1080p
14
 
high / 1080p
13
 
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
84
 
medium / 768p
51
 
high / 1080p
32
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on Radeon RX 540.

low / 768p
75
 
medium / 768p
64
 
high / 1080p
17
 
ultra / 1080p
6
 
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Radeon RX 540.

low / 768p
106
 
medium / 768p
56
 
high / 1080p
28
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

RX 540
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Far Cry 5

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Far Cry 5 official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 5 on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
32
 
medium / 1080p
12
 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Kingdom Come: Deliverance official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Kingdom Come: Deliverance on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
33
 
medium / 1080p
11
 
high / 1080p
8
 

Ark Survival Evolved

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Ark Survival Evolved official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ark Survival Evolved on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
41
 
medium / 1080p
11
 
high / 1080p
10
 

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
22
 
medium / 1080p
10
 

Destiny 2

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Destiny 2 official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Destiny 2 on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
34
 
medium / 1080p
19
 
high / 1080p
16
 

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
85
 
medium / 1080p
35
 
high / 1080p
19
 
ultra / 1080p
10
 

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
43
 
medium / 1080p
11
 
high / 1080p
9
 

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Battlefield 1 (BF1) official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
54
 
medium / 768p
31
 
high / 1080p
12
 
ultra / 1080p
11
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
40
 
medium / 768p
27
 
high / 1080p
14
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
30
 
medium / 768p
24
 
high / 1080p
13
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Radeon RX 540.

low / 768p
51
 
medium / 768p
22
 
high / 1080p
11
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on Radeon RX 540.

low / 720p
44
 
medium / 768p
21
 
high / 1080p
10
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon RX 540.

low / 768p
51
 
medium / 768p
29
 
high / 1080p
13
 
ultra / 1080p
8
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on Radeon RX 540.

low / 768p
94
 
medium / 768p
62
 
high / 1080p
33
 
ultra / 1080p
25
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon RX 540 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

RX 540
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Radeon RX 540.

low / 768p
145
 
medium / 768p
76
 
high / 768p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 540 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 540 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 770M, which is slower by 5% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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