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AMD Radeon RX 540

AMD Radeon RX 540

The AMD Radeon RX 540 is mobile mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Polaris 12 chip (most likely). It is manufactured in an improved 14 nm FinFET process at Globalfoundries. The performance should be between the Radeon Pro 450 and 455 in the MacBook Pro 2016 range that is also based on the Polaris architecture. AMD specifies the RX 450 at 1.2 TFLOPS (Pro 450 1 TFLOP, Pro 455 1.3 TFLOPs). Compared to Nvidia graphics cards, the gaming performance should be between the GeForce GTX 950M and GTX 960M.

The features of the Radeon RX 540 are identical to the faster RX 460 and all other Polaris chips. See more details on the Polaris architecture here.

The power envelope of the faster Radeon Pro 460 is rated at 35 Watt according to the AMD blog post. Due to the slower specs, the Radeon RX 540 use slightly less.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 580 (compare) 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) (compare) 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) (compare) 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) (compare) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (compare) 640 @ 1287 - 1476 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1219 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 12
ArchitecturePolaris
Pipelines512 - unified
Core Speed1219 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12
technology14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement21.03.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/...

Benchmarks

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
11989 Points (21%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2495     avg: 2871     median: 2985 (11%)     max: 3133 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3783     avg: 4223.5     median: 4223.5 (14%)     max: 4664 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
31.2 fps (12%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
31.9 fps (14%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

low 1280x720
29.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
23.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
19.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
32.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
11.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
24.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
9.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
4.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
89.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
22.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
13.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
42.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
11.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
9.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
25  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
62.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
27.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
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