AMD Radeon RX 540X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon RX 540X

Summary

AMD started Radeon RX 540X sales 11 February 2019. This is GCN 4.0 architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 112.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.12 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon RX 540X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Code name
Lexa
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
11 February 2019
 

Technical specs

Radeon RX 540X'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 540X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
Boost Clock
1124 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
35.97
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 540X'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 x8
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 540X: 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
2 GB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
112.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 540X.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 540X. 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 540X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

0.12

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon RX 540X 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon RX 540X performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 540X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTS 260M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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