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Qualcomm Adreno 540 vs Qualcomm Adreno 504

Qualcomm Adreno 540

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The Qualcomm Adreno 540 is an integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC for smartphones. It was introduced in early 2017 and can be found in high-end Android smartphones. 

The integrated GPU is based on the optimized architecture of the Adreno 530, but features clearly improved clock speeds (710 versus 624 MHz according to Anandtech) and better thermal stability. This is also thanks to the new 10 nm process the Snapdragon 835 is produced in. In the reference smartphone from Qualcomm, the Adreno 540 is able to beat or perform at a similar level as the fastest smartphone graphics cards on the market (e.g. the ARM Mali-T880MP12, ARM Mali-G71MP8 or Apple A10 GPU). Therefore, it should be perfectly suited for demanding 3D gaming and also mobile VR and 4K displays.

Qualcomm Adreno 504

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The Qualcomm Adreno 504 is a mobile graphics card for lower mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SoCs and based on the Adreno 500 architecture (like the Adreno 520 in the S820, which should be fully compatible in software).

The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0 (according to Wikipedia), OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2 in other sources), OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12 (FL 12.1 according to Wikipedia, 11.1 according to Qualcomm). Furthermore, the GPU supports Universal Bandwidth Compression (UBWC) to save memory bandwidth.

According to Qualcomm, the GPU is 50% faster than the previous Adreno 308 in the Snapdragon 425.

In the Snapdragon 429, the Adreno 504 is manufactured in the modern 12nm process and should be very power efficient.

Qualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 504
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 compare @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 540 @ 0.71 GHz
Adreno 530 compare @ 0.62 GHz
Adreno 512 compare
Adreno 510 compare
Adreno 509 compare
Adreno 508 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 506 compare @ 0.65 GHz
Adreno 505 compare @ 0.45 GHz
Adreno 504 @ 0.45 GHz
Core Speed710 MHz450 MHz
Shared Memoryyesyes
APIDirectX 12, OpenGL ES 3.2DirectX 12.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan
technology10 nm14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Direct3D 12 (FL 12_1)
Date of Announcement22.03.2017 30.06.2018
ArchitectureAdreno 500
CPU in Adreno 540GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)8 x 2450 MHz? MHz710 MHz
CPU in Adreno 504GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4294 x 2000 MHz? MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+5 x ? MHz320 MHz? MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 41004 x ? MHz320 MHz? MHz
min. - max.320 - ? MHz? - 710 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Adreno 540
0.2 pt (1%)
0.06787 -71%
0.1025 -56%
Qualcomm Adreno 540
0.2337
max:
33.3 14149%
0%
100%
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 16794     avg: 53776     median: 56046.5 (6%)     max: 58360 Points
min: 6895     avg: 6896     median: 6896 (1%)     max: 6897 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
17290 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
2359 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
4259 Points (1%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 451     avg: 452     median: 452 (1%)     max: 453 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 508     avg: 513     median: 513 (1%)     max: 518 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
17180 Points (2%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited
min: 3586     avg: 4690     median: 4956 (22%)     max: 5269 Points
min: 428     avg: 445     median: 445 (2%)     max: 462 Points
min: 336     avg: 364.5     median: 364.5 (1%)     max: 393 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
min: 2866     avg: 3801     median: 3840 (19%)     max: 4101 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
min: 3324     avg: 4231     median: 4347 (13%)     max: 4490 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 826     avg: 831     median: 831 (1%)     max: 836 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 786     avg: 791     median: 791 (1%)     max: 796 Points
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
min: 9.3     avg: 9.7     median: 9.7 (2%)     max: 9.9 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
min: 25     avg: 25.6     median: 26 (2%)     max: 26 fps
min: 1.7     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (0%)     max: 1.8 fps
min: 3.1     avg: 3.2     median: 3.2 (0%)     max: 3.2 fps
min: 4.7     avg: 4.8     median: 4.8 (0%)     max: 4.8 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 540
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 - GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
min: 69     avg: 107     median: 111.5 (1%)     max: 119 fps
GFXBench T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + Qualcomm Adreno 504
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 High Quality
min: 38752     avg: 38763     median: 38762.5 (88%)     max: 38773 Points
Basemark X 1.1 - Basemark X 1.1 Medium Quality
44696 Points (99%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 2D Graphics Tests
8356 Points (8%)
3898 Points (4%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile V1 3D Graphics Tests
3409 Points (6%)
860 Points (2%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 540 → 100% n=13

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Adreno 504 → 12% n=13

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift

2020
low
100%
Adreno 540:
60  fps
high
100%
Adreno 540:
60  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 540:
60  fps
PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

2018
low
Adreno 504:
23  fps
high
100%
Adreno 540:
40  fps
World of Tanks Blitz

World of Tanks Blitz

2018
low
100%
Adreno 540:
91  fps
high
100%
Adreno 540:
91  fps
Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor

2018
low
100%
Adreno 540:
60 62 ~ 61 fps
52%
Adreno 504:
32  fps
ultra
100%
Adreno 540:
60 61 ~ 61 fps
51%
Adreno 504:
31  fps
Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

2018
low
100%
Adreno 540:
30 60 ~ 45 fps
high
100%
Adreno 540:
60 60 ~ 60 fps
Battle Bay

Battle Bay

2018
low
100%
Adreno 540:
121  fps
high
100%
Adreno 540:
121  fps
Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 540:
55 59 59 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 ~ 59 fps
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
100%
Adreno 540:
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
high
100%
Adreno 540:
29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps
Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends

2013
low
Adreno 504:
7  fps
high
100%
Adreno 540:
29.5  fps
24%
Adreno 504:
7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Adreno 540:
20.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Adreno 540:
14.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Adreno 540:
12.6  fps
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
100%
Adreno 540:
60  fps
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
100%
Adreno 540:
60  fps

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 540 → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming Qualcomm Adreno 504 → 42%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 52%

Qualcomm Adreno 540lowmed.highultraQHD4K
League of Legends: Wild Rift606060
PUBG Mobile40
World of Tanks Blitz9191
Arena of Valor6161
Shadow Fight 34560
Battle Bay121121
Dead Trigger 259
Asphalt 8: Airborne3030
Asphalt 9: Legends29.5
BioShock Infinite20.414.212.6
Real Racing 360
Temple Run 260
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< 120 fps
≥ 120 fps
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Qualcomm Adreno 504lowmed.highultraQHD4K
PUBG Mobile23
Arena of Valor3231
Asphalt 9: Legends77
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< 120 fps
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