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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 512 (compare)
Adreno 510 (compare)
Adreno 509 (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: 16794     avg: 53639.7     median: 55725 (12%)     max: 58360 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 3586     avg: 4717.5     median: 4956 (74%)     max: 5269 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 4514     avg: 5999.1     median: 6245.5 (51%)     max: 6475 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited 2560x1440
min: 2866     avg: 3789.3     median: 3840 (75%)     max: 4101 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics 2560x1440
min: 3324     avg: 4225.7     median: 4347 (53%)     max: 4490 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: 43     avg: 54.9     median: 54 (10%)     max: 64 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 29     avg: 42.7     median: 40 (11%)     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.

low
91 fps  fps    + Compare
high
91 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low
60 fps 62 fps ~ 61 fps    + Compare
ultra
60 fps 61 fps ~ 61 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low
30 fps 60 fps ~ 45 fps    + Compare
high
60 fps 60 fps ~ 60 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low
121 fps  fps    + Compare
high
121 fps  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
high
55 59 59 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 ~ 59 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
high
29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
20.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
high
60  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
high
60  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
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