AMD Radeon RX 540: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 540


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 11.36 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon RX 540's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Polaris 12
Release date

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.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Boost Clock
1219 MHz
Transistor count
1,500 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
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
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin

Memory specs

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
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
96 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory


Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 540. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
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 benchmarks 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
3DMark Fire Strike Score

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon RX 540 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance

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 945M, which is faster by 3%. and higher by positions 2

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