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 12.57 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

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
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
39.01 GTexel / s
 
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 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 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
13.96
 
 
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 (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
0.73
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
32
 
medium / 1080p
12
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
89
 
medium / 1080p
22
 
high / 1080p
13
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
33
 
medium / 1080p
11
 
high / 1080p
8
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
41
 
medium / 1080p
11
 
high / 1080p
10
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
22
 
medium / 1080p
10
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
34
 
medium / 1080p
19
 
high / 1080p
16
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
52
 
medium / 1080p
14
 
high / 1080p
13
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
85
 
medium / 1080p
35
 
high / 1080p
19
 
ultra / 1080p
10
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
43
 
medium / 1080p
11
 
high / 1080p
9
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
54
 
medium / 768p
31
 
high / 1080p
12
 
ultra / 1080p
11
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
40
 
medium / 768p
27
 
high / 1080p
14
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
30
 
medium / 768p
24
 
high / 1080p
13
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
84
 
medium / 768p
51
 
high / 1080p
32
 
ultra / 1080p
18
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
51
 
medium / 768p
22
 
high / 1080p
11
 
ultra / 1080p
9
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
44
 
medium / 768p
21
 
high / 1080p
10
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
75
 
medium / 768p
64
 
high / 1080p
17
 
ultra / 1080p
6
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
106
 
medium / 768p
56
 
high / 1080p
28
 
ultra / 1080p
21
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
51
 
medium / 768p
29
 
high / 1080p
13
 
ultra / 1080p
8
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
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 GT 750M SLI, which is faster by 3% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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