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Qualcomm Adreno 540

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.

ManufacturerQualcomm
Adreno 500 Series
Adreno 540 @ 710 MHz
Adreno 530 (compare) @ 624 MHz
Adreno 510 (compare)
Adreno 508 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 506 (compare) @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 (compare) @ 450 MHz
Core Speed710 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12
technology10 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12
Date of Announcement22.03.2017
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)8 x 2450 MHz? MHz710 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 47857     avg: 54746.7     median: 55259 (12%)     max: 58228 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 3586     avg: 4671.6     median: 4791 (72%)     max: 5204 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 5077     avg: 5983     median: 6192.5 (51%)     max: 6466 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 2866     avg: 3714.1     median: 3811 (75%)     max: 4081 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 3324     avg: 4134.6     median: 4324 (62%)     max: 4486 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 47     avg: 55.8     median: 54.5 (10%)     max: 64 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 29     avg: 43.5     median: 43 (8%)     max: 58 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
min: 38752     avg: 38762.5     median: 38762.5 (88%)     max: 38773 fps
- 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.

Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

2013
high
55 59 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 ~ 59 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high
29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3

2013
high
60  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

2013
high
60  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 540 graphics card

Google Pixel 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5", 0.1 kg
  Review » Google Pixel 2 Smartphone Preview

Google Pixel 2 XL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 6", 0.2 kg
  Review » Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Preview

HTC U11: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » HTC U11 Smartphone Review

LG V30: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 6", 0.2 kg
  Review » LG V30 Smartphone Review

Nokia 8: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.3", 0.2 kg
  Review » Nokia 8 Smartphone Review

OnePlus 5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » OnePlus 5 Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia XZ1: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.2", 0.2 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia XZ1 Smartphone Review

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 4.6", 0.1 kg
  Review » Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Smartphone Review

Xiaomi Mi 6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.15", 0.2 kg
  Review » Xiaomi Mi6 Smartphone Review

Archos Diamond Omega: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.73", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Archos Diamond Omega

Asus NovaGo TP370QL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 13.3", 1.4 kg
  External Review » Asus NovaGo TP370QL

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro ZS551KL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenfone 4 Pro ZS551KL

Google Pixel 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 XL: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Google Pixel XL 2

HP Envy x2 LTE: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 12.3", 0.8 kg
  External Review » HP Envy x2 LTE

HTC U11: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC U11

HTC U11 Plus: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC U11 Plus

Lenovo Moto Z2 Force: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Moto Z2 Force

LG V30: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG V30

LG V30+: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG V30+

Nokia 8: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.3", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia 8

OnePlus 5: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5JCC+: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » OnePlus 5JCC+

OnePlus 5T: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 6.01", 0.2 kg
  External Review » OnePlus 5T

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.8", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia XZ1: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.2", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia XZ1

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 4.6", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Xiaomi Mi 6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.15", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 6", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi Mi6: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.15"
  External Review » Xiaomi Mi6

ZTE Nubia Z17: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.5", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Nubia Z17

ZTE Nubia Z17s: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.7", 0.2 kg
  External Review » ZTE Nubia Z17s

Asus NovaGo: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
   » Asus NovaGo Windows Laptop with Snapdragon 835 Review: Repetition of the Netbook Dilemma?

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Class 1
Class 2
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Radeon HD 6970
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Radeon HD 5850
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Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
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Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-03-23)