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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 @ 624 MHz
Adreno 510
Adreno 506 @ 650 MHz
Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz
Pipelinesunified
Core Speed *710 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 12
technology14 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12
Date of Announcement22.03.2017
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
CPUGPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)8 x ? MHz? MHz710 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz710 - 710 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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100%
min: 64     avg: 64 (12%)     median: 64 (12%)     max: 64 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
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100%
min: 40     avg: 40 (18%)     median: 40 (18%)     max: 40 fps
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
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100%
min: 4086     avg: 4086 (100%)     median: 4086 (100%)     max: 4086 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
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100%
min: 3764     avg: 3764 (100%)     median: 3764 (100%)     max: 3764 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
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100%
min: 4791     avg: 4791 (100%)     median: 4791 (100%)     max: 4791 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 57067     avg: 57067 (13%)     median: 57067 (13%)     max: 57067 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 540 graphics card

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), 5.46", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Xperia XZ Premium

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

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Class 1
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) *
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Mali-G71 MP20 *
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Mali-T880 MP2
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T830 MP2
Class 6
Adreno 308
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-03-23)