AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 540

AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 560 for laptops (RX 560M) is a mid-range Polaris 11 / 21 gaming graphics card for laptops. It was first shown at CES 2017 in the Lenovo Legion Y520 as the "AMD RX 560M" with up to 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM. As the desktop RX 560 it can be based on the Polaris 21 and 11 chip (RX 560 and RX 460) with 986 or 1024 shaders. The performance should be similar to the desktop variants, with slightly reduced clock speeds.

More information on the Polaris architecture and its features can be found here.

AMD Radeon RX 540

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The AMD Radeon RX 540 is mobile mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Polaris 12 chip (most likely). It is manufactured in an improved 14 nm FinFET process at Globalfoundries. The performance should be between the Radeon Pro 450 and 455 in the MacBook Pro 2016 range that is also based on the Polaris architecture. AMD specifies the RX 450 at 1.2 TFLOPS (Pro 450 1 TFLOP, Pro 455 1.3 TFLOPs). Compared to Nvidia graphics cards, the gaming performance should be between the GeForce GTX 950M and GTX 960M.

The features of the Radeon RX 540 are identical to the faster RX 460 and all other Polaris chips. See more details on the Polaris architecture here.

The power envelope of the faster Radeon Pro 460 is rated at 35 Watt according to the AMD blog post. Due to the slower specs, the Radeon RX 540 use slightly less.

AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)AMD Radeon RX 540
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 compare 2304 @ 1469 - 1545 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 compare 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 compare 2048 @ 1168 - 1244 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) compare 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 926 - 1206 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) compare 640 @ 1287 - 1476 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X compare 512 @ 1219 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1219 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 compare 2304 @ 1469 - 1545 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 compare 2304 @ 1257 - 1340 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 compare 2048 @ 1168 - 1244 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) compare 2304 @ 1077 MHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) compare 2048 @ 926 - 1206 MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) compare 1024 @ 1172 - 1275 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1090 - 1292 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) compare 640 @ 1287 - 1476 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X compare 512 @ 1219 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1219 MHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 11Polaris 12
ArchitecturePolarisPolaris
Cores1024 - unified512 - unified
Core1090 - 1292 (Boost) MHz1219 (Boost) MHz
Memory6000 MHz6000 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
Transistors3000 Million
Technology14 nm14 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0, AMD FreeSync
Size2/32/3
Introduced05.01.2017 21.03.2017
Manufacturerhttp://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/...

3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 11994     avg: 13162     median: 13138 (20%)     max: 14354 Points
min: 9431     avg: 12236     median: 12853.5 (19%)     max: 13804 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 36424     avg: 36501     median: 36528 (19%)     max: 36552 Points
min: 18704     avg: 23165     median: 24170 (12%)     max: 25616 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 4699     avg: 4893     median: 4899 (16%)     max: 5081 Points
min: 2495     avg: 3053     median: 3059 (10%)     max: 3488 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 5705     avg: 5900     median: 5738 (13%)     max: 6258 Points
min: 3242     avg: 3623     median: 3686 (8%)     max: 3876 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 6828     avg: 7117     median: 6955 (18%)     max: 7567 Points
min: 3783     avg: 4673     median: 4664 (12%)     max: 5273 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 8296     avg: 8323     median: 8329 (14%)     max: 8345 Points
min: 4443     avg: 4699     median: 4646 (8%)     max: 4983 Points
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 540
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon RX 540
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 84     avg: 88.5     median: 88.5 (19%)     max: 93 Watt
min: 68.1     avg: 68.6     median: 68.6 (15%)     max: 69.1 Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) → 100% n=8

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 540 → 74% n=8

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
54  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
18  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
11  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
56  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
39  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
37  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
8  fps
Anthem

Anthem

2019
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
24  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
20  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
17  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
40  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
18  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
17  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
16  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
63  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
31  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
29  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
21  fps
Hitman 2

Hitman 2

2018
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
29  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
18  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
12  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
8  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
55  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
26  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
16  fps
F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
62  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
40  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
21  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
60  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
25  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
17  fps
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
63  fps
59%
Radeon RX 540:
32 42 ~ 37 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
35  fps
54%
Radeon RX 540:
12 25 ~ 19 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
30  fps
70%
Radeon RX 540:
21  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
27  fps
63%
Radeon RX 540:
17  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
29.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
23.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
19.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
53.3  fps
69%
Radeon RX 540:
32.8 41 ~ 37 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
32.5  fps
40%
Radeon RX 540:
11.1 15 ~ 13 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
28.3  fps
35%
Radeon RX 540:
8.4 12 ~ 10 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
21.4  fps
33%
Radeon RX 540:
7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
54.4  fps
33%
Radeon RX 540:
11 24.5 ~ 18 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
26.1  fps
23%
Radeon RX 540:
3 9.2 ~ 6 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
6.5  fps
46%
Radeon RX 540:
2 4.1 ~ 3 fps
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
151.3  fps
89%
Radeon RX 540:
89.2 180 ~ 135 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
87.4  fps
53%
Radeon RX 540:
22.1 70 ~ 46 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
63  fps
54%
Radeon RX 540:
13.3 55 ~ 34 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
50.2  fps
44%
Radeon RX 540:
9.4 35 ~ 22 fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
35.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
70.1  fps
61%
Radeon RX 540:
42.9  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47  fps
24%
Radeon RX 540:
11.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
43  fps
21%
Radeon RX 540:
9.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
17  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
59  fps
42%
Radeon RX 540:
25  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
49.7  fps
28%
Radeon RX 540:
13.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
41.4  fps
26%
Radeon RX 540:
10.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
36.3  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
62.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
56.3 (!)  fps
49%
Radeon RX 540:
27.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
39.5 (!)  fps
32%
Radeon RX 540:
12.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
21.8 (!)  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
36  fps
108%
Radeon RX 540:
22 55 ~ 39 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
23  fps
87%
Radeon RX 540:
10 29 ~ 20 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
19  fps
116%
Radeon RX 540:
22  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
9  fps
167%
Radeon RX 540:
15  fps
Destiny 2

Destiny 2

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
106.5 (!)  fps
32%
Radeon RX 540:
34.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47.5 (!)  fps
40%
Radeon RX 540:
18.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
44.1  fps
35%
Radeon RX 540:
15.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
36.2  fps
ELEX

ELEX

2017
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
30.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
15.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
10.9  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
25.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
11.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
9.8  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
39 98 ~ 69 fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
14 39 ~ 27 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
10 27 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
20  fps
FIFA 18

FIFA 18

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
154.3  fps
75%
Radeon RX 540:
115.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
144.1  fps
38%
Radeon RX 540:
54.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
125.1  fps
32%
Radeon RX 540:
40.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
124.3  fps
32%
Radeon RX 540:
40  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
40.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
10.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
10.4  fps
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
100  fps
74%
Radeon RX 540:
55 92 ~ 74 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
66  fps
47%
Radeon RX 540:
22 40 ~ 31 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47  fps
47%
Radeon RX 540:
16 28 ~ 22 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
24  fps
88%
Radeon RX 540:
21  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
108.2  fps
59%
Radeon RX 540:
52 75 ~ 64 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
49.4  fps
47%
Radeon RX 540:
14.2 31 ~ 23 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
45.4  fps
44%
Radeon RX 540:
13.4 26 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
12.5  fps
152%
Radeon RX 540:
19  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
65.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
63  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
60  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
54  fps
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
176.5  fps
72%
Radeon RX 540:
103.9 150 ~ 127 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
83.6  fps
57%
Radeon RX 540:
32.7 63 ~ 48 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
49.8  fps
60%
Radeon RX 540:
18.2 42 ~ 30 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
28.6  fps
63%
Radeon RX 540:
9.8 27 ~ 18 fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
196.3  fps
85%
Radeon RX 540:
152.9 182 ~ 167 fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
96.8  fps
72%
Radeon RX 540:
53 86 ~ 70 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
69  fps
65%
Radeon RX 540:
31 58 ~ 45 fps
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
92.2 108 ~ 100 fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
38.9 71 ~ 55 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
25.3 58 ~ 42 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
18.7 40 ~ 29 fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
51.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
24.6  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
22.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
20  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
70  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
34  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
20  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
15  fps
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
64  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
20.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
18.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
14.8  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
84.9 135 ~ 110 fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
34.6 61 ~ 48 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
18.8 36 ~ 27 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
10.4 15 ~ 13 fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
45  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
29  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
31  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
18  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
99.7 174 ~ 137 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
49.9 137 ~ 93 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
22.8 70 ~ 46 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
59  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
79  fps
69%
Radeon RX 540:
54.2  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
63.2  fps
49%
Radeon RX 540:
30.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
36.7  fps
33%
Radeon RX 540:
12.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
29.3  fps
37%
Radeon RX 540:
10.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 540:
74  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
52  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
32  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
23  fps
Mafia 3

Mafia 3

2016
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
42  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
32  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
22  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
40 48 ~ 44 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
26.8 35 ~ 31 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
14 19 ~ 17 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
9  fps
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
224.2  fps
40%
Radeon RX 540:
83.6 95 ~ 89 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
176.1  fps
36%
Radeon RX 540:
50.9 78 ~ 64 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
95.4  fps
44%
Radeon RX 540:
32 52 ~ 42 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47.9  fps
56%
Radeon RX 540:
18.3 36 ~ 27 fps
Doom

Doom

2016
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
38.7  fps
129%
Radeon RX 540:
29.7 70 ~ 50 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
60.9  fps
64%
Radeon RX 540:
23.5 54 ~ 39 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
22.2  fps
90%
Radeon RX 540:
12.5 28 ~ 20 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
15.4  fps
162%
Radeon RX 540:
25  fps
low 1280x768
Radeon RX 540:
36  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
12.5 20 ~ 16 fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
11.4 18 ~ 15 fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
53  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
47  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
20  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
19  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
43.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
21.2  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
9.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
51.8 71.9 ~ 62 fps
89%
Radeon RX 540:
50.8 59 ~ 55 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
47.4 51.6 ~ 50 fps
60%
Radeon RX 540:
21.6 38 ~ 30 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
30.6 35.1 ~ 33 fps
48%
Radeon RX 540:
11.3 20 ~ 16 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
24.1 27.8 ~ 26 fps
50%
Radeon RX 540:
9 16 ~ 13 fps
low 1024x768
Radeon RX 540:
105.5  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
56.3  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
28  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
21.1  fps
low 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
93.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
62.1  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
32.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
25.2  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 540:
74.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon RX 540:
62.5  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
47.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 540:
38.3  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
99.5  fps
49%
Radeon RX 540:
48 50.8 ~ 49 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
64.4  fps
54%
Radeon RX 540:
29.3 37 fps 39 fps ~ 35 fps
high 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
34.1 35.2 ~ 35 fps
31%
Radeon RX 540:
8 13.2 ~ 11 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop):
19.6 fps 20.7 fps ~ 20 fps
35%
Radeon RX 540:
6 7.8 fps