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Radeon 540X vs. Vega 8 in the Acer Swift 3: Better with or without a dedicated GPU?

Radeon or Radeon? The devices of the Acer Swift-3-SF314-41 (G) series are powered by Ryzen APUs from AMD. Models with or without a dedicated GPU are available within the series. We want to check whether it is worth buying a model with a dedicated Radeon 540X graphics core.
Sascha Mölck, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Christian Hintze), 🇩🇪

With the Swift 3 SF314-41, Acer has a chic, slim 14-inch notebook in its range that did well in our test. The Ryzen 5 3500U APU installed in our test device offers a lot of computing power and, thanks to the powerful Vega 8 iGPU, it brings quite a few games to the matte Full HD screen.

Acer's range also includes models that have a dedicated Radeon 540X graphics core on board. It is important to clarify what advantages and / or disadvantages the corresponding models have to offer. We compare the Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ we tested with the Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491. Both devices are mostly identical.

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Radeon 540X - A GPU of the Polaris generation

The Radeon 540X GPU is an entry-level model based on the Polaris architecture. This is a technically slightly slimmed-down version of the Radeon RX540 GPU. The latter is plugged, for example, in the 15.6-inch sister model Swift 3 SF315-41G, which we tested in summer 2018. AMD provides a maximum speed of 1,219 MHz for the 540X. However, the model installed in our test device was limited to a clock rate of 1,095 MHz. The graphics core is supported by faster GDDR5 memory (2,048 MB), which is only connected via 64-bit bus (RX 540: 128-bit).

GPU-Z (Radeon 540X)
GPU-Z (Radeon 540X)
GPU-Z (Vega 8)
GPU-Z (Vega 8)
GPU-Z (Radeon RX540)
GPU-Z (Radeon RX540)

The GPU benchmarks attest to a slight lead

In the various 3DMark benchmarks, the Radeon 540X GPU can only get a small lead over the Vega 8 GPU. However, this only applies if the Vega 8 can access the RAM running in dual-channel mode - this is the case with the Swift 3. Otherwise the Vega 8 would be further behind. The other GPU tests show a mixed picture. In some tests, the 540X can stand out, while in other tests it is on par with the Vega 8.

3DMark 11 (Radeon 540X, SF314-41G)
3DMark 11 (Radeon 540X, SF314-41G)
3DMark 11 (Vega 8, SF314-41)
3DMark 11 (Vega 8, SF314-41)
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4646 Points ∼100% +13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4097 Points ∼88%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
4097 Points ∼88% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3949 Points ∼85% -4%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3900 Points ∼84% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-14IWL-81N70056GE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i7-8565U
3582 Points ∼77% -13%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
3547 Points ∼76% -13%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3457 Points ∼74% -16%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
3399 Points ∼73% -17%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
3318 Points ∼71% -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 11501, n=403)
1480 Points ∼32% -64%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1008 Points ∼100% +26%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
837 Points ∼83% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
797 Points ∼79%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
797 Points ∼79% 0%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
786 Points ∼78% -1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
742 Points ∼74% -7%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
735 Points ∼73% -8%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
710 Points ∼70% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (85 - 3098, n=65)
624 Points ∼62% -22%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3519 Points ∼100% +27%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2779 Points ∼79%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
2779 Points ∼79% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
2755 Points ∼78% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-14IWL-81N70056GE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i7-8565U
2729 Points ∼78% -2%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
2669 Points ∼76% -4%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
2566 Points ∼73% -8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2433 Points ∼69% -12%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
2369 Points ∼67% -15%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
2109 Points ∼60% -24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 8093, n=282)
1181 Points ∼34% -58%
1280x720 Sky Diver Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
10939 Points ∼100% +23%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
8964 Points ∼82% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
8859 Points ∼81%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
8859 Points ∼81% 0%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
8383 Points ∼77% -5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
8232 Points ∼75% -7%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
8209 Points ∼75% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (511 - 10548, n=81)
4514 Points ∼41% -49%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
23263 Points ∼100% +53%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
19351 Points ∼83% +28%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
18528 Points ∼80% +22%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-14IWL-81N70056GE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i7-8565U
17999 Points ∼77% +19%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
17256 Points ∼74% +14%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
15803 Points ∼68% +4%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
15299 Points ∼66% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
15167 Points ∼65%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
15167 Points ∼65% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
14338 Points ∼62% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1484 - 30436, n=300)
8284 Points ∼36% -45%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
414 Samples/s ∼100% +21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (14 - 9546, n=57)
371 Samples/s ∼90% +8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
343 Samples/s ∼83%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
343 Samples/s ∼83% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
281 Samples/s ∼68% -18%
Sala GPUs-only
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
811 Samples/s ∼100% +21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
671 Samples/s ∼83%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
671 Samples/s ∼83% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (31 - 10809, n=57)
617 Samples/s ∼76% -8%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
639 Points ∼100% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
611 Points ∼96% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
597 Points ∼93%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
597 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (71 - 2165, n=63)
404 Points ∼63% -32%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
806 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
806 Points ∼100% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
782 Points ∼97% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
781 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (39 - 1195, n=63)
283 Points ∼35% -65%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
594 Points ∼100% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
567 Points ∼95%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
567 Points ∼95% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
548 Points ∼92% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (63 - 1348, n=63)
232 Points ∼39% -59%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
333 Points ∼100% +95%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
171 Points ∼51%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
171 Points ∼51% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
166 Points ∼50% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (41 - 778, n=63)
113 Points ∼34% -34%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
360 Points ∼100% +91%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
188 Points ∼52%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
188 Points ∼52% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
185 Points ∼51% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (44 - 811, n=63)
121 Points ∼34% -36%
1024x600 Normal, Score
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
2708 Points ∼100% +16%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2330 Points ∼86%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
2330 Points ∼86% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
2292 Points ∼85% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (272 - 6297, n=65)
1090 Points ∼40% -53%
Geekbench 4.4 - Compute OpenCL Score
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
AMD Radeon RX 540, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
43039 Points ∼100% +27%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
37854 Points ∼88% +11%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
35588 Points ∼83% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
34020 Points ∼79%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
34020 Points ∼79% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
32766 Points ∼76% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
32092 Points ∼75% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5997 - 60855, n=54)
31202 Points ∼72% -8%
Geekbench 5 - OpenCL Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
9634 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
9634 Points ∼100% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
8906 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
8133 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (848 - 11500, n=24)
7045 Points ∼73% -27%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
41.9 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
41.9 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
40.6 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6.1 - 48.3, n=9)
22.9 fps ∼55% -45%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
24.9 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
24.9 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
22.2 fps ∼89% -11%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.4 - 28.8, n=10)
13.1 fps ∼53% -47%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
59 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
59 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
51.8 fps ∼88% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8.7 - 59.8, n=9)
31.2 fps ∼53% -47%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
66.1 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
66.1 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
53 fps ∼80% -20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9 - 74.6, n=10)
33.2 fps ∼50% -50%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
49.5 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
49.5 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
41.8 fps ∼84% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.4 - 62, n=15)
29.1 fps ∼59% -41%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
45.6 fps ∼100% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
43.7 fps ∼96%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
43.7 fps ∼96% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.9 - 56.6, n=15)
29.9 fps ∼66% -32%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
210 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
210 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
162 fps ∼77% -23%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
138.8 fps ∼66% -34%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (33.3 - 235, n=25)
113 fps ∼54% -46%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
176.1 fps ∼100% +34%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
132 fps ∼75% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
131.8 fps ∼75%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (24.8 - 210, n=22)
74.5 fps ∼42% -43%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
59.3 fps ∼34% -55%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
77.5 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
77.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18.2 - 200, n=22)
58.6 fps ∼76% -24%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
36.5 fps ∼47% -53%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
61.8 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
61.8 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10.3 - 113, n=20)
38 fps ∼61% -39%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
36.1 fps ∼58% -42%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
61.4 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
61.4 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
45.9 fps ∼75% -25%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (13.4 - 92.1, n=15)
42.5 fps ∼69% -31%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
AMD Radeon 540X, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
50.6 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 540X
 
50.6 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ProBook 445 G6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
45.5 fps ∼90% -10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.8 - 83.6, n=14)
37 fps ∼73% -27%

The 540X takes the lead in gaming mode

First, let's take a look at some popular classics or more recent games that don't have excessive hardware needs, such as Diablo 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Rocket League. All of the titles we list in the following comparison diagram can be played with the Radeon 540X GPU at medium to high resolutions and with low to medium quality settings. The Vega 8 GPU also brings the games we have defined to the screen smoothly - in some cases the resolution and quality level have to be chosen more conservatively.

The games Overwatch and...
The games Overwatch and...
...Sims 4 pose no problems.
...Sims 4 pose no problems.
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 High Preset
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
79.8 fps ∼100% +19%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-14IWL-81N70056GE
GeForce MX230, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
79.18 fps ∼99% +18%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
72.7 fps ∼91% +9%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
70.18 fps ∼88% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
66.9 fps ∼84%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
62.3 fps ∼78% -7%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
58.5 fps ∼73% -13%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
56 fps ∼70% -16%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
53.4 fps ∼67% -20%
1366x768 Medium Preset
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
90.6 fps ∼100% +8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
83.7 fps ∼92%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
82.8 fps ∼91% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-14IWL-81N70056GE
GeForce MX230, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
81.91 fps ∼90% -2%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
81.4 fps ∼90% -3%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
76.2 fps ∼84% -9%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
74.9 fps ∼83% -11%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
68.3 fps ∼75% -18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
67.2 fps ∼74% -20%
Counter-Strike: GO
1920x1080 (Very) High, FXAA AA:4x MS AF:8x
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
64.9 fps ∼100% +18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
55.1 fps ∼85%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
41.9 fps ∼65% -24%
1366x768 High AA:2x MS AF:4x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
94.1 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
90.7 fps ∼96% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
67.3 fps ∼72% -28%
1366x768 Medium
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
142.4 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
127.1 fps ∼89% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
95.8 fps ∼67% -33%
1024x768 (Very) Low
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
178.1 fps ∼100% +12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
159.4 fps ∼90%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
120.7 fps ∼68% -24%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
43.6 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-14IWL-81N70056GE
GeForce MX230, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
43.2 (min: 36.4) fps ∼99% -1%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
38.3 fps ∼88% -12%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
27.3 fps ∼63% -37%
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Lenovo Ideapad S340-14IWL-81N70056GE
GeForce MX230, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
58 (min: 40.3) fps ∼100% +24%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
47.1 fps ∼81% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
46.7 fps ∼81%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
29 fps ∼50% -38%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Lenovo Ideapad S340-14IWL-81N70056GE
GeForce MX230, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
113 (min: 97.7) fps ∼100% +149%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
62.5 fps ∼55% +38%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
46.8 fps ∼41% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
45.4 fps ∼40%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Lenovo Ideapad S340-14IWL-81N70056GE
GeForce MX230, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
126.7 (min: 110.6) fps ∼100% +78%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
74.4 fps ∼59% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
71.2 fps ∼56%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
56.2 fps ∼44% -21%
Team Fortress 2
1920x1080 maximum AA:8x MS AF:16x
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
62.9 fps ∼100% +47%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
54 fps ∼86% +26%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
42.9 fps ∼68%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
37.5 fps ∼60% -13%
1920x1080 high AF:16x
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
68.8 fps ∼100% +43%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
60 fps ∼87% +24%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
50.5 fps ∼73% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
48.2 fps ∼70%
1366x768 medium AF:4x
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
91.4 fps ∼100% +62%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
63.4 fps ∼69% +13%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
63 fps ∼69% +12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
56.3 fps ∼62%
1280x720 lowest AF:Bilinear
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
96 fps ∼100% +61%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
67.3 fps ∼70% +13%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
65.5 fps ∼68% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
59.5 fps ∼62%
Farming Simulator 19
1920x1080 Very High Preset
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
17.6 fps ∼100% +29%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
13.6 fps ∼77%
1920x1080 High Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
27 fps ∼100%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
25.4 fps ∼94% -6%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
23.8 fps ∼88% -12%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
49.7 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
48.6 fps ∼98% -2%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
44.6 fps ∼90% -10%
1280x720 Low Preset
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
122.3 fps ∼100% +13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
108.6 fps ∼89%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
87.1 fps ∼71% -20%
Rocket League
1920x1080 High Quality AA:High FX
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
72.7 fps ∼100% +93%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
37.6 fps ∼52%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
31 fps ∼43% -18%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
28.2 fps ∼39% -25%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
27.9 fps ∼38% -26%
1280x720 Performance
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
156.4 fps ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
152.9 fps ∼98% -2%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
152.6 fps ∼98% -2%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
107.3 fps ∼69% -31%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
99.7 fps ∼64% -36%
World of Warships
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:High FX AF:16x
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
33.2 fps ∼100% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
32.6 fps ∼98%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
29.1 fps ∼88% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
25.2 fps ∼76% -23%
1366x768 Low Preset AF:Trilinear
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
101.2 fps ∼100% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
96.5 fps ∼95%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
93.7 fps ∼93% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
78.6 fps ∼78% -19%
StarCraft 2
1360x768 high
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
85.9 fps ∼100% +42%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
60.3 fps ∼70%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
47.5 fps ∼55% -21%
1360x768 medium
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
111.7 fps ∼100% +9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
102.6 fps ∼92%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
68.2 fps ∼61% -34%
1024x768 low
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
248 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
234.3 fps ∼94% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
183.6 fps ∼74% -26%
Diablo III
1920x1080 High AA:on
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
61.8 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
52.6 fps ∼85% -15%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
47.2 fps ∼76% -24%
1366x768 High AA:on
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
96.1 fps ∼100% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
95.9 fps ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
77.7 fps ∼81% -19%
1366x768 Medium / low
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
114.2 fps ∼100% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
107.4 fps ∼94%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
87 fps ∼76% -19%
1024x768 Low / off
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
142.6 fps ∼100% +17%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
122.4 fps ∼86%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
104.9 fps ∼74% -14%
Sims 4
1920x1080 High Preset
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
60.5 fps ∼100% +72%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
35.1 fps ∼58%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
31.5 fps ∼52% -10%
1024x768 Low Preset
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
171.9 fps ∼100% +54%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
150 fps ∼87% +34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
111.6 fps ∼65%
Fortnite
1920x1080 High Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
22.2 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
19.5 fps ∼88% -12%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
16.7 fps ∼75% -25%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
13.3 fps ∼60% -40%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
61.6 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
33.2 fps ∼54% -46%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
22.7 fps ∼37% -63%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
22.1 fps ∼36% -64%
1280x720 Low Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
89.2 fps ∼100% +8%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
84.7 fps ∼95% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
82.4 fps ∼92%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
75 fps ∼84% -9%
Rainbow Six Siege
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
30 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
22.5 fps ∼75% -25%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
22.4 fps ∼75% -25%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
21.1 fps ∼70% -30%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:4x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
40.9 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
32.2 fps ∼79% -21%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
28.3 fps ∼69% -31%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
28 fps ∼68% -32%
1366x768 Medium Preset AA:T AF:2x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
77.4 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
61.9 fps ∼80% -20%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
56.3 fps ∼73% -27%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
52 fps ∼67% -33%
1024x768 Low Preset AA:T AF:Linear
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
110 fps ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
105.5 fps ∼96% -4%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
85.9 fps ∼78% -22%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
82.5 fps ∼75% -25%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:8x AF:16x
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
21 fps ∼100%
1366x768 High Preset AA:8x AF:8x
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
35.8 fps ∼100%
1366x768 Medium Preset AA:4x
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
49.1 fps ∼100%
1280x720 Low Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
60 fps ∼100%
World of Tanks enCore
1920x1080 Ultra AA:TSSAA HQ
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
19.2 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
17.9 fps ∼93% -7%
1920x1080 Medium
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
54.4 fps ∼100% +12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
48.4 fps ∼89%
1366x768 Minimum
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
235 fps ∼100% +47%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
159.6 fps ∼68%
Overwatch
1920x1080 Epic (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:16x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
22.1 fps ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
18.3 fps ∼83% -17%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
16.6 fps ∼75% -25%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
16.2 fps ∼73% -27%
1920x1080 High (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:4x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
46.4 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
35.9 fps ∼77% -23%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
32 fps ∼69% -31%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
31.9 fps ∼69% -31%
1366x768 Medium (Render Scale 100 %) AA:FX AF:2x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
99.9 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
78.3 fps ∼78% -22%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
67.1 fps ∼67% -33%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
50.9 fps ∼51% -49%
1280x720 Low (Render Scale 100 %) AA:FX AF:1x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
120.8 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
90 fps ∼75% -25%
HP Envy x360 15-bq102ng
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
84.6 fps ∼70% -30%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
83.6 fps ∼69% -31%
GTA V
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
10.6 fps ∼100% +14%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
9.3 fps ∼88%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
6.2 fps ∼58% -33%
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
26.9 fps ∼100% +30%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
20.7 fps ∼77%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
16.7 fps ∼62% -19%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
15.7 fps ∼58% -24%
1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
64.5 fps ∼100% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
63.7 fps ∼99% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
62.9 fps ∼98%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
57.8 fps ∼90% -8%
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
86.3 fps ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G-R6BR
Radeon RX 540, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
74.9 fps ∼87% -13%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
71.51 fps ∼83% -17%
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41-R4W1
Vega 8, R5 2500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
65.5 fps ∼76% -24%

The Radeon 540X also copes with some of the current titles from 2019 - with HD resolution and minimal quality settings. Undemanding games like FIFA 20 and Farming Simulator 2019 allow more. On the other hand, the computing power of the dedicated GPU is not enough for a performance-hungry cracker like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

While the 540X only takes a small lead over the Vega 8 in the 3DMark benchmarks, this is larger in gaming practice. The 540X delivers higher refresh rates with the same settings. The higher performance of the 540X GPU compared to the Vega 8 GPU makes the difference between playable and unplayable in some current games.

Grid (2019) can be played with both GPUs.
Grid (2019) can be played with both GPUs.
Apex Legends
1920x1080 Medium Settings AA:TS AF:4x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
22.6 fps ∼100%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
19.6 fps ∼87% -13%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
17.8 fps ∼79% -21%
1280x720 Minimum Settings
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
58.6 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
45.8 fps ∼78% -22%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
41.4 fps ∼71% -29%
Far Cry New Dawn
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
16 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
15 fps ∼94% -6%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
10 fps ∼63% -37%
1280x720 Low Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
34 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
32 fps ∼94% -6%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
27 fps ∼79% -21%
Metro Exodus
1920x1080 Medium Quality AF:4x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
12.1 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
Vega 8, R5 2500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
7.1 fps ∼59% -41%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
4.8 fps ∼40% -60%
1280x720 Low Quality AF:4x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
27 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
25.9 fps ∼96% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR-81FB00C7GE
Vega 8, R5 2500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G
17.2 fps ∼64% -36%
Dirt Rally 2.0
1920x1080 Medium Preset AF:4x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
31.4 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
22.9 fps ∼73% -27%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
22.9 fps ∼73% -27%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset AF:2x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
95.8 fps ∼100%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
85.6 fps ∼89% -11%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
71 fps ∼74% -26%
The Division 2
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
21 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
13 fps ∼62% -38%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
10 fps ∼48% -52%
1280x720 Low Preset (100% Res. Scale)
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBU-SNS8180DS3512GJ
43 fps ∼100% +23%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
35 fps ∼81%
HP ProBook 445 G6
Vega 8, R5 2500U
29 fps ∼67% -17%
Anno 1800
1920x1080 Medium Graphics Quality (DX11)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
15.9 fps ∼100%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
11.9 (min: 9) fps ∼75% -25%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
8.1 fps ∼51% -49%
1280x720 Low Graphics Quality (DX11)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
46.3 fps ∼100%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
32.7 (min: 13) fps ∼71% -29%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
24.4 fps ∼53% -47%
Rage 2
1920x1080 Medium Preset (Resolution Scale Off)
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
10.2 fps ∼100% +55%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6.6 fps ∼65%
1280x720 Low Preset (Resolution Scale Off)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
32.2 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
24.5 fps ∼76% -24%
Total War: Three Kingdoms
1920x1080 Medium (incl textures)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
19.2 (min: 16, max: 22) fps ∼100% +28%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
16.6 (min: 10, max: 19) fps ∼86% +11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
15 (min: 12, max: 17) fps ∼78%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
10.2 (min: 8, max: 12) fps ∼53% -32%
1280x720 Low (incl textures)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
67.7 (min: 28, max: 81) fps ∼100% +31%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
61 (min: 22, max: 73) fps ∼90% +18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
51.6 (min: 45, max: 56) fps ∼76%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
41.7 (min: 38, max: 46) fps ∼62% -19%
F1 2019
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T AF:16x
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
28 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
25 fps ∼89% -11%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
19 (min: 15) fps ∼68% -32%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
71 fps ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, Kingston RBUSNS8180DS3256GJ
62 fps ∼87% -13%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
46 (min: 22) fps ∼65% -35%
Control
1920x1080 Medium Quality Preset (DX11)
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
11 fps ∼100% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
10.6 fps ∼96%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
8.3 fps ∼75% -22%
1280x720 Low Quality Preset (DX11)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
37.4 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
34.8 fps ∼93% -7%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
25.6 fps ∼68% -32%
Borderlands 3
1920x1080 Medium Overall Quality (DX11)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
26.3 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
16 fps ∼61% -39%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
13.7 fps ∼52% -48%
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
42.5 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
39.6 fps ∼93% -7%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
32 fps ∼75% -25%
FIFA 20
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
48.3 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
46.4 fps ∼96% -4%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
40.1 (min: 34) fps ∼83% -17%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:2xMS
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
61.9 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
55.6 fps ∼90% -10%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
46.8 (min: 38) fps ∼76% -24%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
68.7 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
62.4 fps ∼91% -9%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
57.6 (min: 47) fps ∼84% -16%
1280x720 Low Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
113.5 fps ∼100%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
99.5 (min: 75) fps ∼88% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
73.1 fps ∼64% -36%
GRID 2019
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
24.6 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
19.2 fps ∼78% -22%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
18.5 fps ∼75% -25%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
13.7 (min: 11) fps ∼56% -44%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
57.1 fps ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
GeForce MX230, i5-8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM128GDJTNG-831
46.8 fps ∼82% -18%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
39.1 fps ∼68% -32%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
28.8 (min: 25) fps ∼50% -50%
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019
1920x1080 Medium Settings
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
21.7 fps ∼100%
1280x720 Minimum Settings
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
38 fps ∼100%
Need for Speed Heat
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
16.5 fps ∼100%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
12.1 (min: 9) fps ∼73% -27%
1280x720 Low Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
28.5 fps ∼100%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
25.8 (min: 13) fps ∼91% -9%
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
1920x1080 High Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
14.7 fps ∼100%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
11.4 (min: 6) fps ∼78% -22%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
19 fps ∼100%
Honor Magicbook
Vega 8, R5 2500U
16.2 (min: 13) fps ∼85% -15%

To check whether the Radeon 540X can deliver largely constant refresh rates over a longer period of time, we run The Witcher 3 for about 60 minutes with HD resolution (1024x768 pixels) and minimal quality settings. The character embodied by the player is not moved over the entire period. The refresh rates are consistently in the playable range. There is no drop in performance.

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GPU readings during The Witcher 3 test
GPU readings during The Witcher 3 test

What about the CPU?

The two Swift 3 models each have a Ryzen 5 3500U APU on board. The CPU part of the APU consists of a four-core processor that works with a base speed of 2.1 GHz. Turbo can increase the frequency up to 3.7 GHz. Simultaneous multithreading (two threads can be processed per core) is supported.

Surprisingly, the CPUs deliver different test results. More specifically, the SF314-41G lags behind the SF314-41 in terms of multithread performance. There are only marginal differences in single-thread performance. Therefore, there are no differences between the two notebooks in daily operation. Single-thread performance is much more important here.

PCMark 10 (SF314-41G)
PCMark 10 (SF314-41G)
PCMark 10 (SF314-41)
PCMark 10 (SF314-41)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
145 Points ∼100% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
142 Points ∼98%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
646 Points ∼100% +34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
482 Points ∼75%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
16980 Points ∼100% +28%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
13249 Points ∼78%
Rendering Single 32Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4560 Points ∼100% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4555 Points ∼100%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
372 Points ∼100% +9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
341 Points ∼92%
CPU (Multi Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
1294 Points ∼100% +22%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
1063 Points ∼82%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
13081 Points ∼100% +38%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
9503 Points ∼73%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3478 Points ∼100% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3408 Points ∼98%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
11783 Points ∼100% +11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
10646 Points ∼90%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3893 Points ∼100% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3838 Points ∼99%
Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3067 Points ∼100% +16%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2654 Points ∼87%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
886 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
853 Points ∼96%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G (Edge 44)
1282.6 ms * ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G (Edge 44)
1266.1 ms * ∼99% +1%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G (Edge 44)
28573 Points ∼100% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G (Edge 44)
27644 Points ∼97%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G (Edge 44)
207.68 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G (Edge 44)
199.61 Points ∼96%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3453 Points ∼100% +14%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3040 Points ∼88%
Productivity
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5981 Points ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5952 Points ∼100% 0%
Essentials
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7877 Points ∼100% +8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7283 Points ∼92%
Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3907 Points ∼100% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491
Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3654 Points ∼94%

* ... smaller is better

We check whether and at what level the CPU Turbo is used by running the multithread test of the Cinebench R15 benchmark in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. The SF314-41G does not reach the values of the SF314-41, either at the top scores or over a longer period. The following diagram shows the differences between the two Swift 3 models very clearly.

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Acer Swift 3 SF314-41G-R491 Radeon 540X, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G: Ø411 (394.45-481.96)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G: Ø549 (530.85-646.18)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (SF314-41G)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (SF314-41G)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (SF314-41)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop (SF314-41)

Why the performance difference?

It is reasonable to assume that the cooling system would be overwhelmed if all the components worked at full power. Not only the CPU part of the APU is throttled, the GPU part is throttled as well. The Vega 8 GPU of the SF314-41G delivers significantly lower results in the GPU tests than the Vega 8 of the SF314-41. Don't forget: As noted earlier, the 540X GPU was also cut by the maximum clock intended by AMD.

Verdict

The Swift 3 SF314-41G's Radeon 540X GPU has advantages over the Vega 8 iGPU in GPU-heavy applications and computer games. The refresh rates within games can (but don't have to) be up to 50-60% higher. This depends on the game, the chosen resolution and the chosen quality settings. The lead is largely due to the fast GDDR5 memory.

The downside of the dedicated Radeon 540X GPU: Less CPU power.

Nevertheless, a majority of the games that run on the 540X GPU also run on the Vega 8 GPU - at lower resolutions or quality settings. Basically, both graphics cores are primarily suitable for games that have been around for a few years or do not place excessive demands on the hardware.

The extra power provided by the dedicated GPU comes at a price: The CPU of the SF314-41G delivers a significantly lower multithread performance than the CPU of the SF314-41 - both at the top scores and in the long run. The differences are not significant in single-thread performance, which is more important for everyday operation. The cooling system would probably be overwhelmed if all the components were working at full power.

The 540X Swift 3 model produces a bit more noise at the top and heats up more than the sister model, but that is all within a normal range. There are no differences in everyday use. In addition, the SF314-41G requires more energy under full load. Accordingly, the notebook comes with a 65-watt power supply (SF314-41: 45 watts). The battery runtimes are not negatively affected. The two Swift 3 models are on par in our practical Wi-Fi test.

Which model should you buy now? Basically, Acer makes the decision easy for potential customers. For most users, models without a dedicated GPU should be the first choice. They are available for less money and offer more CPU power. The latter is more important in the long run.

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Sascha Mölck, 2020-02-28 (Update: 2020-02-28)
Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Editor
Studied computer science, working as an author in the IT sector for over 15 years.
Christian Hintze
Translator: Christian Hintze - Editor
Because of my interest in computer games I started studying computer science, became a psychologist, but stayed true to the games and the hardware. For example during my year abroad in London as a games tester at Sega. In my spare time I find a balance between PC games and sports (meanwhile mainly indoor soccer and running after my toddler), playing guitar and building bamboo bikes (well, so far only one under guidance).