PowerVR SGX530 vs PowerVR SGX531 vs PowerVR SGX545

PowerVR SGX530

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The PowerVR SGX530 is an integrated graphics card that can be found in mostly ARM based SoCs for tablets and smartphones. It offers 2 pixel and 1 vertex shaders that are usually clocked at 200 MHz. The GPU supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and was announced in July of 2005.

PowerVR SGX531

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The PowerVR SGX531 is an integrated graphics card that can be found in mostly ARM based SoCs for tablets and smartphones. It offers 2 pixel and 1 vertex shaders that are usually clocked at 200 MHz. The GPU supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and was announced in Oct. of 2006.

PowerVR SGX545

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The PowerVR SGX545 is an integrated graphics card in some of the Intel Atom Clover Trail SoCs (for example, the Atom Z2760). Technically, the SGX545 and the GMA 3650 of the Atom N28xx models are identical. The GPU would be theoretically capable of DirectX 10.1, but Intel's implementation officially supports only Direct3D 9_3.

In the case of the Atom Z2760, the SGX545 is clocked at 533 MHz. The performance is far behind AMD's Bobcat and Kabini/Temash APUs and even worse than many ARM SoCs such as Nvidia's Tegra 3. The GPU is therefore unsuitable for 3D gaming. 1080p videos, however, will play fluently.

Corresponding to the poor performance of the GPU, the power consumption is also very low. This allows the Z2760/SGX545 to be used in passively cooled tablets.

PowerVR SGX530PowerVR SGX531PowerVR SGX545
ManufacturerPowerVRPowerVRPowerVR
PowerVR SGX500 Series
SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 0.53 GHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 0.3 - 0.53 GHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 0.38 GHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 0.53 GHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 0.3 - 0.53 GHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 0.38 GHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 0.53 GHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 0.3 - 0.53 GHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 0.38 GHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 0.2 GHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
ArchitecturePowerVR SGX5PowerVR SGX5PowerVR SGX5
Cores2 / 1 2 / 1 4 / 2
Shared Memorynonono
Introduced01.06.2005 01.10.2006 01.01.2010
Core533 MHz
DirectXDirectX 9_3/10.1, 4.1
Technology32 nm
CPU in SGX531GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
MediaTek MT83772 x 1200 MHz? MHz? MHz
MediaTek MT8317T2 x 1200 MHz? MHz? MHz
MediaTek MT65772 x 1000 MHz? MHz? MHz
MediaTek MT65751 x 1000 MHz? MHz? MHz
min. - max.? MHz? MHz
CPU in SGX545GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
Intel Atom Z27602 x 1800 MHz, 1.7 / 3 W533 MHz? MHz

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
100%
1 SGX531 +
536 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
100%
1 SGX545 +
1618 Points (0%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 382     avg: 539     median: 562 (0%)     max: 672 Points
543%
1 SGX545 +
min: 2914     avg: 3025     median: 3050 (0%)     max: 3112 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
100%
1 SGX545 +
3152 Points (3%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
100%
1 SGX545 +
min: 1507     avg: 1791     median: 1820.5 (1%)     max: 2015 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
100%
1 SGX545 +
min: 613     avg: 729     median: 794 (1%)     max: 802 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + PowerVR SGX545
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720 + PowerVR SGX545
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + PowerVR SGX545
GLBenchmark 2.5 - GLBench 2.5 Egypt HD Offscreen
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 1.8     avg: 2.1     median: 1.9 (0%)     max: 2.6 fps
447%
1 SGX545 +
8.5 fps (2%)
GLBenchmark 2.5 - GLBench 2.5 Egypt HD
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 2.5     avg: 5.6     median: 2.9 (5%)     max: 19.27 fps
491%
1 SGX545 +
14 fps (23%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR SGX531
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR SGX545
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + PowerVR SGX531
AnTuTu 3DRating - Antutu 3DRating Off-screen
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 544     avg: 746     median: 746.5 (26%)     max: 909 Points
AnTuTu 3DRating - Antutu 3DRating Score
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 1262     avg: 1613     median: 1527 (13%)     max: 2074 Points
AnTuTu v3 - AnTuTu v3 GPU
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 707     avg: 1630     median: 1708 (18%)     max: 2131 Points
Basemark ES 2.0 - Basemark ES 2.0
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 4.88     avg: 7.5     median: 7.8 (13%)     max: 9.22 fps
NenaMark2 - NenaMark2 Score
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 17     avg: 22.4     median: 23.6 (35%)     max: 25.1 fps
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 2D Graphics Tests
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 2079     avg: 2217     median: 2183 (5%)     max: 2424 Points
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile 3D Graphics Tests
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 373     avg: 464     median: 487.5 (2%)     max: 506 Points
Smartbench 2012 - Smartbench 2012 Gaming Index
100%
1 SGX531 +
min: 1289     avg: 1572     median: 1630 (35%)     max: 1905

Average Benchmarks PowerVR SGX531 → NAN% n=

Average Benchmarks PowerVR SGX545 → NAN% n=

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

Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
SGX545:
7.4 8.8 9.7 10 ~ 9 fps
low 1024x768
SGX545:
3.2 3.3 (!) ~ 3 fps
low 1280x720
SGX545:
1.7  fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
SGX545:
2.1 (!) 2.9 ~ 3 fps
Fifa 12

Fifa 12

2011
med. 1024x768
SGX545:
10  fps
low 1024x768
SGX545:
11  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
SGX545:
4.4  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
SGX545:
5.2 7.6 ~ 6 fps
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
SGX545:
11.8 12 ~ 12 fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
SGX545:
7.7  fps
Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

2008
low 640x480
SGX545:
18.9  fps
high 1024x768
SGX545:
3.8  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
SGX545:
8  fps
med. 1024x768
SGX545:
1  fps
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