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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
technology10 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 2450 MHz? MHz710 MHz
min. - max.? - ? MHz710 - 710 MHz

Benchmarks

GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
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min: 47     avg: 56.5 (10%)     median: 57 (10%)     max: 64 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
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min: 29     avg: 42.8 (12%)     median: 43 (12%)     max: 56 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - High Quality
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min: 38752     avg: 38762.5 (88%)     median: 38762.5 (88%)     max: 38773 fps
Basemark X 1.1 - Medium Quality
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100%
min: 44696     avg: 44696 (99%)     median: 44696 (99%)     max: 44696 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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min: 3324     avg: 3976.8 (57%)     median: 4086 (58%)     max: 4486 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
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min: 2866     avg: 3558 (70%)     median: 3764 (74%)     max: 4081 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 5077     avg: 5807.5 (48%)     median: 5843.5 (48%)     max: 6466 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
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min: 3586     avg: 4604.6 (69%)     median: 4791 (72%)     max: 5204 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 52104     avg: 55580.5 (12%)     median: 56396 (12%)     max: 58228 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
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min: 3409     avg: 3409 (100%)     median: 3409 (100%)     max: 3409 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
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min: 8356     avg: 8356 (81%)     median: 8356 (81%)     max: 8356 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.

Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2

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

Asphalt 8: Airborne

2013
low
30 30 30 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high
30 30 30 ~ 30 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
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Notebook reviews with Qualcomm Adreno 540 graphics card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Playable games for each graphics card and their average FPS results.

Class 1
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
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
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)