AMD Radeon HD 6540G2

AMD Radeon HD 6540G2

 

The AMD Radeon HD 6540G2 is the combination of a integrated AMD Radeon HD 6520G APU processor graphics card and a dedicated entry level AMD Radeon HD 6430M or 6450M graphics card in CrossFire combination. It is called AMD Dual Graphics or asymmetric CrossFire and uses AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) to render different frames on the two graphic cores. Therefore the combination also suffers from micro stuttering (different spaces between two images lead to stuttering altough the framerate is high enough for fluent gaming with only one GPU).

The performance of the Radeon HD 6540G2 depends greatly on the driver support for the used games. In some games the performance may even degrade by 10-15% compared to using only the APU graphics card. Currently (June 2011) only DirectX 10 and 11 graphics modes are supported and therefore lower settings and older games are not accelerated. Due to the micro stuttering and performance problems, Dual Graphics may impose more problems than bring performance gains.

The features like PureVideo HD (UVD3) or OpenCL support are similar to the two graphics cards.

As both graphics cards are rendering frames, the power consumption is clearly higher than using only one GPU.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon HD 6000G2 Series

Radeon HD 6775G2

880

Radeon HD 6755G2

880

Radeon HD 6760G2

880

Radeon HD 6740G2

880

Radeon HD 6720G2

880

Radeon HD 6690G2

880

Radeon HD 6680G2

800

Radeon HD 6645G2

560

Radeon HD 6640G2

560

Radeon HD 6545G2

480
Radeon HD 6540G2 480

Radeon HD 6515G2

400

Radeon HD 6510G2

400
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines480 - unified
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement14.06.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 947      avg: 990.3 (6%)     median: 987 (6%)     max: 1037 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1002      avg: 1037.7 (8%)     median: 1025 (8%)     max: 1086 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2220      avg: 2731 (6%)     median: 2963 (6%)     max: 3010 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2588      avg: 3082.3 (8%)     median: 3295 (8%)     max: 3364 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3252      avg: 4445.7 (15%)     median: 4800 (16%)     max: 5285 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8495      avg: 8495 (23%)     median: 8495 (23%)     max: 8495 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 14367      avg: 14367 (10%)     median: 14367 (10%)     max: 14367 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3697      avg: 3697 (14%)     median: 3697 (14%)     max: 3697 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.15      avg: 4.2 (7%)     median: 4.2 (7%)     max: 4.15 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.38      avg: 2.4 (4%)     median: 2.4 (4%)     max: 2.38 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.37      avg: 9.4 (14%)     median: 9.4 (14%)     max: 9.37 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.93      avg: 0.9 (5%)     median: 0.9 (5%)     max: 0.93 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.4      avg: 4.4 (4%)     median: 4.4 (4%)     max: 4.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 12.05      avg: 12.1 (15%)     median: 12.1 (15%)     max: 12.05 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.71      avg: 7.7 (10%)     median: 7.7 (10%)     max: 7.71 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2.69      avg: 2.7 (4%)     median: 2.7 (4%)     max: 2.69 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 13.32      avg: 16.9 (15%)     median: 16.9 (15%)     max: 20.45 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3040      avg: 3300 (27%)     median: 3300 (27%)     max: 3560 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.3      avg: 6.3 (80%)     median: 6.3 (80%)     max: 6.3 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.8      avg: 5.8 (73%)     median: 5.8 (73%)     max: 5.8 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
80  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
low 800x600
127.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
76.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2011

F1 2011

2011
low 800x600
52  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
32  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low 1024x768
59.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

2011
low 800x600
73.2  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
45.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
low 800x600
154.4  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
73.9  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
36.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
36.5  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
16.4  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
10.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
42.4  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
36.7  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
25.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
low 800x600
84.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
43.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Juarez Benchmark
high 1024x768
14.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with AMD Radeon HD 6540G2 graphics card

Samsung 305E7A-S03DE: AMD A-Series A6-3420M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Series 3 305E7A-S03DE Notebook

HP Pavilion g7-1201er: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g7-1201er

HP Pavilion g7-1205sg: AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion g7-1205sg

Samsung 305E7A-S03DE: AMD A-Series A6-3420M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Samsung 305E7A-S03DE

Samsung 305V5A-S0A: AMD A-Series A6-3410MX, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Samsung 305V5A-S0A

Toshiba Satellite L750D-15E : AMD A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L750D-15E

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-17)