AMD Radeon RX 540: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 540

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 540 sales 21 March 2017. 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 12.89 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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
21 March 2017
 

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
 
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
39.01
 
Floating-point performance
1,248 gflops
 

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
96 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
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
+
 

API support

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

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

12.89

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

138197

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

24170

3DMark Fire Strike Score

3059

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3686

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

4646

3DMark Vantage Performance

13720

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.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 540 from NVIDIA is GeForce MX330, which is slower by 3% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

User rating

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