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 11.49 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
 
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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
39.01
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
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 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
12.04
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
138197.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
23263.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2985.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
3519.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
4544.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
12248.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
31.20
 
 

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
0.41
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
32.00
 
medium / 1080p
12.00
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
89.20
 
medium / 1080p
22.10
 
high / 1080p
13.30
 
ultra / 1080p
9.40
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
32.80
 
medium / 1080p
11.10
 
high / 1080p
8.40
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
40.60
 
medium / 1080p
10.50
 
high / 1080p
10.40
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
22.00
 
medium / 1080p
10.00
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
34.40
 
medium / 1080p
18.80
 
high / 1080p
15.50
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
52.00
 
medium / 1080p
14.20
 
high / 1080p
13.40
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
84.90
 
medium / 1080p
34.60
 
high / 1080p
18.80
 
ultra / 1080p
10.40
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
42.90
 
medium / 1080p
11.20
 
high / 1080p
9.10
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
54.20
 
medium / 768p
30.80
 
high / 1080p
12.20
 
ultra / 1080p
10.70
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
40.00
 
medium / 768p
26.80
 
high / 1080p
14.00
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
29.70
 
medium / 768p
23.50
 
high / 1080p
12.50
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
83.60
 
medium / 768p
50.90
 
high / 1080p
32.00
 
ultra / 1080p
18.30
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
50.80
 
medium / 768p
21.60
 
high / 1080p
11.30
 
ultra / 1080p
9.00
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
43.70
 
medium / 768p
21.20
 
high / 1080p
9.90
 
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
74.40
 
medium / 768p
62.50
 
high / 1080p
47.10
 
ultra / 1080p
38.30
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
74.90
 
medium / 768p
63.70
 
high / 1080p
16.70
 
ultra / 1080p
6.20
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
105.50
 
medium / 768p
56.30
 
high / 1080p
28.00
 
ultra / 1080p
21.10
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
50.80
 
medium / 768p
29.30
 
high / 1080p
13.20
 
ultra / 1080p
7.80
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
145.00
 
medium / 768p
75.90
 
high / 768p
59.50
 
ultra / 1080p
29.70
 

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 850M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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