PowerVR SGX530 vs PowerVR SGX543MP4 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 SGX543MP4

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The PowerVR SGX543MP4 (series 5XT) is an integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. It is e.g. used in the Apple A5X and offers 16 unified shader cores that support OpenGL ES 2.0.

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 SGX543MP4PowerVR SGX545
ManufacturerPowerVRPowerVRPowerVR
PowerVR SGX500 Series
SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 533 MHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 300 - 533 (Boost) MHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 384 MHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 533 MHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 300 - 533 (Boost) MHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 384 MHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
SGX554MP4 32
SGX543MP4 16
SGX543MP3 12
SGX543MP2 8
SGX545 4/2 cores @ 533 MHz
SGX544MP2 8/4 cores @ 300 - 533 (Boost) MHz
SGX544 4/2 cores @ 384 MHz
SGX540 4/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX535 2/2 cores @ 200 MHz
SGX531 2/1 cores
SGX530 2/1 cores
ArchitecturePowerVR SGX5PowerVR SGX5PowerVR SGX5
2 / 1 16 - 4 / 2
nonono
Introduced01.06.2005 16.03.2009 01.01.2010
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 9_3/10.1, 4.1
Technology40 nm32 nm
FeaturesOpenGL ES 2.0
Core533 MHz

3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
2713 Points (0%)
1618 Points (0%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
4754 Points (1%)
min: 2914     avg: 3025.3     median: 3050 (0%)     max: 3112 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
3152 Points (3%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 1507     avg: 1790.8     median: 1820 (1%)     max: 2015 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 613     avg: 729     median: 794 (1%)     max: 802 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + PowerVR SGX545
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + PowerVR SGX545
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Offscreen Fixed Time 1920x1080
22 fps (4%)
8.5 fps (2%)
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD Fixed Time
18 fps (30%)
14 fps (23%)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + PowerVR SGX545
AnTuTu 3DRating - Off-screen 1024x2048
1183 Points (41%)
AnTuTu 3DRating
3996 Points (35%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 2D Graphics Tests
249 Points (1%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - 3D Graphics Tests
589 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks PowerVR SGX543MP4 → 100%

Average Benchmarks PowerVR SGX545 → 84%

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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
SGX545:
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low 1024x768
SGX545:
3.2 3.3 (!) ~ 3 fps
SGX545:
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low 1280x720
SGX545:
1.7  fps
SGX545:
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Anno 2070

Anno 2070

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

Fifa 12

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

Risen

2009
low 800x600
SGX545:
4.4  fps
SGX545:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

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

Left 4 Dead

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

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
SGX545:
7.7  fps
SGX545:
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Trackmania Nations Forever

Trackmania Nations Forever

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

World in Conflict - Benchmark

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